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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
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.
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 Blabbermouthkc.com, 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
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
PRI Management Group
While information sharing in law enforcement isn’t (in the grand scheme of things) a new concept, it is still a new territory of understanding for many. Even with the Bureau of Justice Assistance tremendous efforts of making informational resources and training available to public safety, learning about the maze of IEDP’s, JIEM, and NIEM can be challenging for those first learning about getting law enforcement records systems to connect across the boundaries of jurisdiction and technology. Through this brief article we’re here to help. Edward Claughton and the team from PRI Management Group provide the expert guidance needed through public safety technology projects. Continue reading
Are Your Crime Stats Accurate by Edward Claughton
Yes, crime stats and UCR are two very different things (more on that in a minute) and now more than ever it’s time to be sure yours are correct. Has the media knocked on your door yet? Have your numbers been called into question even when they were right?
While the accuracy of crime reporting and statistical figures have long been somewhat of an issue in law enforcement, now more so than ever it seems to be of growing concern. The question is why? Is accuracy truly problematic? Is UCR and NIBRS misunderstood? Is the increase in openness and transparency simply leading to more scrutiny? Is Compstat’s ongoing controversy behind it all?
The headlines are everywhere and staying out of them is something you want to do. The leader of the pack right now is the NYPD who is under attack by allegations of manipulated crime data. However, departments large and small are often targets of the media and community watchdogs on the hunt for erroneous statistics. No one is immune. Continue reading