Report Writing
Number: 316
MemberFee: No Fee for Members
Contact: 309-268-8430 or mtu8training@heartland.edu

This course covers and practices with handouts and exercises:
1. The impact of a report on an investigation, prosecution, a victim, the department's reputation, and on officer liability.
2. Editing and proofing methods checklist.
3. Elements of the crime: do the charges match the narrative?
4. Interviewing and investigative skills and methods
5. Narrative: tools for improving note-taking to final organizational copy
6. Concise language versus jargon, wordiness, redundancy, and summary phrases
7. Verbs and pronouns: maintaining the chain of custody of evidence, quotes, and statements
8. Grammar: sentence structure, punctuation, spelling

Instructor & Location Date/Time
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.