The Patrol Issues topic page offers news, commentary, analysis, and tactical tips that will help prepare police officers for life on the thin blue line. Suspect contacts, witness interviews, foot pursuits, citizen complaints, angry sergeants, and endless report writing are day-to-day activities for a patrol officer who knows that the “routine” is anything but routine.
Report Writing consists of many areas that are important and combine to ensure a successful prosecution. This includes writing a factually accurate report and understanding that time management includes the need to distance yourself from distractions during the course of a day while trying to complete a report.
In this segment, William Fogarty suggests an author of a report understand that distractions occur all the time and there is a need to ensure a buffer of time to allow for a complete and accurate report be completed.