This one day course is designed as a practical and realistic guide on police report writing. Special emphasis will be on the report process from field notes to finished court-ready reports. Special segments within this program will touch upon Field Notes, Use of Force Incidents, and Domestic Violence Reports. Basic and simple report structuring will be explained.


  • Importance of accurate comprehensive police reports
  • Field notes and check-off lists to ensure information is captured
  • Basic grammar and sentence construction (for police officers)
  • Report frame-works
  • Crime element inclusion coupled with readability
  • Specialty reports (i.e.: Use of force reports, supplemental reports)
  • Simple tips for proof reading
  • Court use and liability reduction associated with police reports
  • Best agency practices regarding police reports

This program is designed to be interactive with attendees. This is a police officers report writing class and not an English class. This program will also benefit supervisors in assisting them with report reviews.

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