FULL LIST OF Report Topics
DOJ report: Baltimore police show bias, overuse force–
The Justice Department is seeking a court-enforceable consent decree to force the department to commit to improving its procedures in order to avoid a lawsuit
LAPD misclassified over 1K violent crimes as minor offenses–
As a result, incidents did not appear in the LAPD's published statistics on serious crime that officials use to judge the department's performance
Court: Ariz. family can sue over incorrect death report–
A family can sue the state for negligence after being incorrectly told by state police that a young woman had died in a car accident
Report writing: Technology–
Report Writing consists of many areas that are important and combine to ensure a successful prosecution. This includes writing a factually accurate report and the need to remember time management techniques in order to complete a report.
Violent arrest leads to suspension of 3 Okla. cops–
Three police officers were suspended after a police report of a DUI arrest conflicted with the dashcam video of the incident.
Throwback: 1946 LAPD 'Report to the People'–
A report on traffic deaths for the purpose of community awareness and safety. Created by the Los Angeles Police Department in 1946.
Report writing: Time management–
Report Writing consists of many areas that are important and combine to ensure a successful prosecution. This includes a writing factually accurate report and the need to remember time management techniques in order to complete a report. In this segment, William Fogarty suggests the writer understand the need to complete a report using good time management techniques.
Report Writing: Authoring–
In this segment, William Fogarty suggests the author remember that the most effective authors allow you to “live” the incident and feel as though you are there as it is occurring.
Report Writing: Note Taking–
In this segment, William Fogarty suggests the author of a report needs to ensure that he/she understands the need to take good notes which do not use abbreviations unless he/she will be the only reader. In addition, it is important that the report author understands the definitions of all words that they use while writing the report, including those made during witness statements.
Report Writing – Chronological Order–
In this segment, William Fogarty suggests taking time to review the incident and documenting all of the incident chronologically.
Report Writing – Elements of the Crime–
In this segment, William Fogarty suggests including all the elements of all of the crimes that occur, and to include the “why” an incident occurs.
Report Writing - English Skills–
In this segment, William Fogarty explains the need to understand the basics of the English language, including the proper use of grammar and punctuation.
Report Writing - Brady vs. Maryland–
Report Writing consists of many areas that are important and combine to ensure a successful prosecution. This includes writing a factually accurate report and the understanding of “Brady” issues when writing a report.
Report Writing – Metadata–
In this segment, William Fogarty explains the need to define and understand metadata to ensure that crime reports appear accurate and factually correct as written by the officer/deputy.
Report Writing - Evidence Collection–
This segment identifies the need to ensure the evidence listed in the report matches the evidence tag placed on the item. William Fogarty suggests double checking the report prior to booking the evidence to ensure there is no incorrect information listed in the report.
PoliceOne top 5
- Mistrial declared in fatal SC OIS
- FBI agent arrested after firing gun at Mich. police
- 1 Ga. officer killed, 1 critical; shooter at large
- Video: Tenn. police lieutenant fatally shoots man charging at him
- Prosecutor drops charges in death of Detroit college officer