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.