Police Reform Insight Group (PRIG) is a women and veteran owned small business. PRIG is committed to the Reimaging Policing Pledge to review and reform use of force policies and also providing professional Accreditation management and policy guidance to public and private law enforcement and security agencies. PRIG provides assistance to agencies in every phase of participation in the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission program and consulting advice with all aspects of policing, security and technology.
Law Enforcement Accreditation is a “Badge of Honor” in the Law Enforcement Profession. It is one of the Best Measures of a Police Department’s Compliance with Professional Standards. Being Certified or Accredited is symbolic of an agency’s commitment to professional excellence in the workplace. The benefits of Certification and Accreditation are many and will vary among participating agencies based on the state of the agency when it enters the process. In other words, the benefits will be more fully known when the agency quantifies the changes that were made to meet program standards. Generally, these changes involve policy writing, minor facility improvements, and in some cases, equipment purchases.
Standards address areas such as:
Deputy Chief Linda O’Brien (ret)
Linda received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and she has law enforcement expertise supported by more than 43 years of service in private law enforcement. She is a graduate of the Bowmac Critical Incident Management Training, Command Leadership Program N.E.I.L.M, P.E.R.F.- S.M.I.P, the FBI Leeda Supervisor Program and the FBI Leeda Command Level Leadership Institute amongst many others.
She has come up through the ranks and ultimately served as Deputy Chief of Police for a major university police department in the Boston area over seeing a full complement of both sworn and non-sworn personnel. Linda ran many critical areas of the department as well as being responsible for federal and local matters of compliance. Some of Linda’s extensive experience is in recruiting, interviewing, oversight of background investigations, grant writing, as a training manager and in policy and procedure development.
Linda also has many years of experience as an Accreditation Manager and successfully acquired Certification and Accreditation status for her department. She has also trained others in this area and has been a resource to many public and private agencies striving to reach Certification and Accreditation status. Linda has also provided services to MPAC in assessing both public and private organizations.
Address 318 Bear Hill Rd. Suite 4A, Waltham, MA 02451