Southeast Missouri State University

Report Writing

The course is four hours and costs $25. 

Course Summary:
We in Law Enforcement must be governed in our daily actions by the Judicial point of view.  This is where we win or lose, succeed or fail, in court.  We can be the most conscientious officer in the world, do the most complete investigation available, and protect all of the rights of the suspect, but if we can't convey what we have done in a complete, concise, comprehensive and objective report, we have wasted our time. This writing course begins with the reasons for clear and concise reports, deals with the tense and voice of the good police report, and shows how to construct the police report so that it is of the most value to supervisors, prosecutors and the courts.
 
Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include:
Interpersonal:  0
Legal:  0
Technical:  4
Skill Development:  0
Firearms:  0
TOTAL CEUs:  4
 
Attendance Policy:
"Students attending Continuing Education programs sponsored by the Southeast Missouri State University Law Enforcement Academy must attend all of the regular blocks of instruction in order to receive a certificate of completion.  In Continuing Education Programs, which consist of discreet blocks of instruction, the student may receive continuing education credits for those blocks which are actually completed."  
- Dr. Michael Brown, Director

If you have questions or are interested in attending this or any other Academy training, please call the Academy at (573) 290-5110 for details.

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