Report writing for police and correctional officers
In this course, you will learn about the critical elements of an incident report, the pre-writing process, and the proper way to organize a report. You will also learn about the key components of the writing process and how to write an effective report. You will have opportunities to assess your understanding of concepts through interactive exercises and to practice your reporting skills through vignettes.
This course is designed as a part of basic training for coWelcome to Correctional Officer Training Headquarters. We offer all the information you need to start out on your quest in becoming a corrections officer. Writing reports as a Correctional Officer is one of the most important daily duties that you will be required to complete.The importance of good report writing for correctional officers should not be discounted as your written communication skills will speak volumes about you as an officer without you even saying a word.
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Use names and pronouns (I, he, her) when you write about yourself and others at the scene.