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Tue, Feb 07



Basic Report Writing - Wells, ME ($160)

Hosted by the Wells, ME Police Department

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Basic Report Writing - Wells, ME ($160)
Basic Report Writing - Wells, ME ($160)

Time & Location

Feb 07, 2023, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Wells, 1563 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090, USA

About the event

  • Cost is $160 per student for the two day course.         


Course Overview:

This 1-day class is designed for law enforcement officers seeking to improve, or refresh, upon their report writing skills. This course is for newer officers and veterans alike. Mello Consulting’s Report Writing course, like all our courses, are injected with real world examples, relevant teachings and backed by years of experience.  Attendees will come away from this course with solid and effective strategies for report writing that will improve their cases, courtroom performance and career opportunities.

Topics will include:

· Identifying the goals of a police report and the audiences who will read them

· Learning straight-forward and effective report writing techniques

· Specialty reports, such as Use of Force reports, Pursuit reports and affidavits

· Avoiding common report writing errors

· Using reports to prepare for testifying during court and administrative hearings

· How to properly and thoroughly articulate facts within report narratives to mitigate possible suppression issues and improve the likelihood of successful prosecutions

·  How to use field notes

· Tips for proof reading to increase readability

· Use of active vs. passive voice and first person vs. third person

Instructor: Chief Richard Mello (Retired)

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