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Six Principles to Effective Report Writing

Course length

8 Career Development

About the course

“Tell the right people the right information in the clearest way possible”.

This one-day instructional workshop is designed for every officer or supervisor who wants to write clearer, more effective reports in less time. Students will learn an easy to-follow system that progresses from foundational principles to practical application. Each student will practice the 6 Rules and receive personalized feedback from the instructor and their fellow classmates. Students will also receive quick-reference materials that they can use to easily apply what they learn in their current assignment.
Students will learn to write reports that:

• Document the relevant facts of the incident
• Omit unnecessary information
• Satisfy the requirements of their supervisors, attorneys, and other readers
• Accurately record statements made by suspects and witnesses
• Organize events using the 5 Parts of a Police Narrative
• Use concrete, unambiguous language
• Avoid common grammatical errors

Students need to bring a computer or iPad with keyboard that is Wi-Fi capable and a firewall that allows access to Google Docs ( Some agencies block this site, so if that's not possible, then Office365 in the browser will be just fine.

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