PRI Management Group – Consulting and Training for Law Enforcement



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The LEO Foundation Award


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LEO Foundation Award

The president of the PRI Management Group in Miami, Florida, Edward “Ed” Claughton provides a range of information management consulting services to members of the law enforcement community. He formerly served as a lieutenant with the Coral Gables Police Department. Over the course of his career as a policeman, Edward Claughton received a number of honors, including a 2003 LEO Foundation Award.

Founded by Donald Carlin in 1998, the nonprofit Law Enforcement Officers Charitable Foundation (LEO Foundation) is dedicated to honoring the efforts of policies officers and other law enforcement personnel in Greater Miami-Dade County. It also spearheads a number of charitable initiatives and sponsors the LEO Foundation Award.

Carlin’s dreams of recognizing the outstanding efforts of local police officers with a celebratory event led to the establishment of both the LEO Foundation Award and the annual LEO Gala. Winners of the LEO Foundation Award occupy a place of honor at the LEO Gala, receiving a solid bronze trophy that depicts a lion holding a Miami-Dade County police badge.

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The JRSA’s Incident-Based Reporting Resource Center

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A former City of Coral Gables police officer with nearly two decades of experience, Edward “Ed” Claughton serves as president of PRI Management Group, a provider of information management consulting services with headquarters in Miami, Florida. In addition to his responsibilities at PRI, Edward Claughton holds active membership in multiple professional organizations, including the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA).

A national nonprofit organization comprised of criminal justice academics and judicial and law enforcement professionals, JRSA supports nonpartisan research and analysis to influence decision-making in the criminal and juvenile justice communities. One of JRSA’s key projects is the Incident-Based Reporting Resource Center (IBRRC).

The IBRRC assists crime analysts, researchers, and other justice professionals who need to navigate the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) and other incident-based reporting (IBR) systems at the state level. Through the 2012 NCS-X initiative, the NIBRS boosted the participation of regional IBR operations to generate statistically sound national crime estimates.

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Managing Police Records Seminar by Edward Claughton

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Managing Social Media & Body-cam Records Training

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PRI Management Group’s newest course will provide your agency all of the current and pending legal requirements and best practices for the proper retention, disposal and release of social media and video records. Attendees will receive a live demonstration of the methods to redact video from body-cam systems.

      • How social media is used in law enforcement
      • Get the apps that automatically retain and delete social posts
      • How long must Facebook posts and Tweets be retained
      • What body-cam video is public in your state
      • Review the proposed legislative changes for body-cams
      • What must be redacted from video
      • How long video records have to be retained
      • Reporting and scheduling the retention of these records
      • Includes discussion about the filming of police
      • Get extensive e-course material with comprehensive research papers, articles and legal resources online

Register here. 

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Florida Public Records Workshop: Orlando, FL August 12

Meet us at the University of Central Florida Police Department August 12, 2015 for Florida’s first statewide, hands-on public records workshop for law enforcement.  Moderated by Edward Claughton and a panel of Florida experts, this event will include hands-on review of police reports, group exercises and interactive discussion with prosecutors from throughout Florida.

Get details here.

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Edward Claughton: Phoenix PD

The Phoenix PD was single handedly brought to its knees by one disgruntled employee…

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August 12, 2012 · 9:00 pm

Police mugshots don’t necessarily equate to crime reports

Derek Donovan

Kansas City Star

July 8, 2012

Booking mugshots, arrest records and police blotters have been on readers’ minds a lot lately. And that makes sense because how The Kansas City Star reports on crime has always been a top concern at my lines.

I have heard a great deal of reaction to recent stories about the website, the creation of Matthew Creed, 30, of Shawnee. The site, which Creed shut down last week, harvested police booking mugshots from local law enforcement websites. It posted the photographs, along with the arrestee’s personal information. Letters were then sent to the homes of the people pictured, notifying them that their photos were on display and offering to remove them for $199.99. Continue reading

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Capability Statement

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Using UCR to Compare Your Department by Edward Claughton

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Can a police department use its UCR stats to compare itself (productivity, efficiency, etc.) to other departments?  No!  When can UCR be used for comparative purposes? To compare itself from year to year.

First, lets see what the FBI says:

There are many variables affecting crime and the reporting thereof including the demographic differences between jurisdictions, the level of training received by agency personnel in UCR, report writing variations, and technology.

“The FBI discourages data users from ranking agencies and using the data as a measurement of law enforcement effectiveness.”

“The data user is, therefore, cautioned against comparing statistical data of individual reporting units from cities, counties, metropolitan areas, states, or colleges or universities solely on the basis on their population coverage or student enrollment. Until data users examine all the variables that affect crime in a town, city, county, state, region, or college or university, they can make no meaningful comparisons.” Continue reading

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