Advanced Report Writing & Documentation for Law Enforcement

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Chad Double, Sergeant — Farmington Hills Police Department. 

Course Description:

This course is designed to cover the proper ways of collecting information and perform an on-scene investigation. We will discuss taking complete notes and then taking the notes and formatting them into a first-person report that contains all of the pertinent information and the elements for a successful prosecution. This course is highly recommended for new or veteran officers who look to improve their report writing. 

Topics Include:

  • The Importance of Report Writing 
  • How Reports reflect on you as an officer 
  • Formatting a Good Report 
  • The Make-up of a Good Report 
  • Writing for Prosecution 
  • Breaking down basic police reports and taking them to the next level 

Students will write a report during class. A lap top computer is recommended but not required. 

Course Details:

- 302 Funds Eligible -