Managing Police Records $259

The latest in public records law & procedure.

All Classes Are State-Specific

Seminar Overview

Who should attend: anyone who manages criminal and administrative records.

In this class you will learn how to determine how long records must be kept, in what format, when they can be destroyed and what the legal requirements are for releasing or withholding records from the public. You will also learn a modernized approach to managing agency files both electronically and those which are still on paper. Topics include:
  • The latest public records law for police, traffic & admin records
  • What can/cannot be released to the public
  • Dealing with media requests
  • Developing records retention schedules and procedures
  • Keeping track of what was destroyed and when
  • Procedures for ensuring retention schedule compliance
  • What records are permanent?
  • Police reports, email, financial records, supporting documentation, and more.

Included material

After registering, you will receive a link via email to online course material including legal references, guides, articles of interest, and more. . .

Optional NIBRS report writing manual ($195 for seminar attendees)

Our NIBRS Report Writing Manual is available for seminar customers at a discounted rate. Normally $479 on our site, you can purchase the manual when you register for $195.  It will be emailed to you as a MS Word doc with your invoice or receipt (for credit card purchases)..

See Manual


Optional records management and records unit SOPs ($9.99 each for seminar attendees)

You can also purchase two policies (Records Management and Records Unit Operations) policies when you register.  These policies will be emailed to you for download as MS Word docs for customization as desired.

See Policies

Seminar registration: New 2022 pricing $259 per person. Please note, the price for training is per-person. While it’s possible for multiple people to view the training online, the format of the training doesn’t change the value of the knowledge learned by each attendee. Just as if the seminar was in-person, we ask that you register each person who plans on participating and receiving the information that will be provided. Thank you.


Report writing manual: $195 for seminar attendees (only 1 needed per agency). The manual is available for purchase when you register for the seminar. It will be emailed to you as a MS Word document.

Records Policies: $9.99 each available for purchase when you register.


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Pleasant Hill PD

"I have attended many seminars and training classes over the last 20 years in law enforcement; I have to say with certainty, yours was simply amazing. You are very informed about the topic you teach. VERY informed."


"Compared to other records seminars, this blows them out of the water!! Not the same dry instruction, but actual real world conditions. The ideas for improving 'systems' and 'people' were sound and logical. Fantastic!"

Sunrise Police Dept.

"Records management seminar is a must for anyone who deals with records--very informative class, extremely knowledgeable instructor. Send your employees--it's worth every penny."


"This class exceeded my expectations! We have already scheduled future training with PRI Management Group. We are looking forward to the next class."

Ft. Lauderdale Police Dept.

"I attended the Crime Stats and UCR for the Police Executive seminar. As with the others, the class was very informative. Thanks for another great class!"


"The seminar was outstanding, I hope to make some changes here in my department with some of what I have taken away from this class."

Avon Park Police Dept.

"I have attended other records management seminars in the past and this one was far above any of the others. Thanks for a great class."


"I really enjoyed the way every portion was explained. It wasn't overwhelming, but it put into perspective the importance of running a good police records unit."


"Ed is very personable and extremely knowledgeable about the police business. The stories are entertaining and have meaning to the topic at hand. Great incorporation of videos and images to liven up the lecture."


"We thoroughly enjoyed the style and presentation of this class. It was easy to understand and the instructor made the class entertaining. Never a dull moment."


"No suggestions. really enjoyed the class. We will be taking the UCR class in March and are very excited to get everything started for our own records unit."


Until further notice, all seminars will be online.  You will be provided a link to participate and attend the seminar virtually, so register today!  Thereafter, a decision will be made regarding the need for continuing online. Thank you.

Payment Info

Credit card or checks.

Cancellations must be made more than 5 days in advance to receive a refund.  Other cancellations will be eligible for a credit to a future class.

Registration Info & Course Flier

Please pick a session below and register online.

Online Seminar Dates

2022 Kentucky Online
Thursday, March 24th
2022 Maine – Online
Wednesday, June 22nd
2022 California – Online
Thursday, June 16th
2022 South Carolina – Online
Tuesday, June 14th
2022 West Virginia – Online
Wednesday, June 8th
2022 Montana – Online
Wednesday, June 1st
2022 Idaho – Online
Wednesday, May 11th
2022 Minnesota – Online
Wednesday, April 27th
2022 Maryland – Online
Tuesday, April 12th
2022 Kansas – Online
Tuesday, April 5th
2022 Missouri – Online
Wednesday, March 30th
2022 New Jersey – Online
Tuesday, March 29th
2022 Massachusetts – Online
Tuesday, March 22nd
2022 Alaska – Online
Tuesday, March 15th
2022 Texas – Online
Wednesday, March 9th
2022 Illinois – Online
Thursday, March 3rd
2022 Washington – Online
Wednesday, March 2nd
2022 North Carolina – Online
Wednesday, March 2nd
2022 Nebraska – Online
Wednesday, February 23rd
2022 Florida – Online
Thursday, February 17th
2022 Virginia – Online
Wednesday, February 9th
2022 Ohio – Online
Thursday, February 3rd
2022 New Hampshire – Online
Wednesday, February 2nd