Report - page 2
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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.
Report Writing: Spell Check–
Report Writing consists of many areas that are important and combine to ensure a successful prosecution. This includes writing a factually accurate report to ensure there are no legal issues.
Report Writing: Cut and Paste–
When writing a report, ensure a successful prosecution. In this segment, William Fogarty explains the need to review reports after using "cut and paste" to check that it's factually correct.
Report Writing from a Lawyer's Perspective–
Attorney Laura Scarry talks about the importance of officers writing to the facts of the case, and not necessarily using legally-conclusive terminology which may not apply directly, in order to build a foundation for a solid case.
Report Writing: Have a Checklist–
FLETC Instructor John Bostain outlines the necessity to have a checklist prepared ahead of time for writing use-of-force reports, along with key considerations to put into them.
Using narrative skills in your report writing–
Thriller novelist Shane Gericke discusses the research he does before putting together a crime novel and explains how storytelling could help you in your report writing.
Tom Munsey: Good Report Writing for TASER–
One of the most important, but often neglected, aspects of utilizing our force options is report writing. Tom Munsey of the Albuquerque, NM Police Department talked with Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith about effective documentation in a use of force situation, and how the way you write your report today can make or break your case, both criminally and civilly, for years to come.
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