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Investigative Report Writing for Law Enforcement Personnel
January 25, 2016 @ 09:00 - 13:00 MST$50
This course has been determined to qualify for AZPOST continuing credit.
This 4 hour course is designed for law enforcement personnel to focus on writing that is job related and to establish criteria that can serve as a guideline for that will prepare a clear, concise, direct, well organized and logical investigative report. The course focuses on writing that establishes technical and legal requirements that articulate facts through careful, precise, organized reports and documents. Emphasis on vocabulary, spelling, grammatical structure and actual writing exercises to improve the student’s experience.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this program participants will be able to:
- Prepare a police report that is clear, concise, well organized and in a logical manner
- Review techniques that make reports technically accurate and legally accurate
- Understand the principles of field note taking
- Test for completeness – Who, What, Where, When How & Why
Module 1 – Field Note taking
Module 2 – Fundamentals of Report Writing
Module 3 – Requirements of an effective and Functional Police Report
Module 4 – Common Shortcomings of Police Reports
Module 5 – Use of Police Reports
Module 6 – Basic Information on a Police Report
Module 7 – Writing the Report
Module 8 – Report Writing Exercise