Advanced Report Writing

Course Hours: 8.0 Hours

Course Description

An accurate, well-written report is a critical part of any criminal investigation. This course will provide students the tools necessary for writing effective reports. Course topics include principles of effective writing including grammar and mechanics of writing, elements of effective report writing, law enforcement considerations, and preparing special reports. Students will complete a series of activities, including the creation of law enforcement reports, designed to reinforce the learning objectives. The final capstone project will require the student to demonstrate his or her understanding and mastery of the lessons taught during the course. While other public safety officials may benefit from the lesson's taught during this course, it is designed primarily for the law enforcement investigator.

Who Should Attend

Law enforcement officers, investigators, and supervisors.

Special Notes

This course is equivalent to the classroom-based course of the same name and meets the POST requirements for Advanced, Criminal Investigator, and Narcotics Investigator certifications. This is an interactive online course. Students are required to complete the Student Code of Ethics for Online Courses by midnight of the first day of class in order to be counted as present in the course. Any student not completing the Student Code of Ethics on the first day of class will be shown as a "no show" on the registration roster. All course work must be submitted through the GPSTC Online Learning classroom by 5:00 p.m. of the last day of class. Contact the instructor if you have any questions or need assistance.

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
11/04/2019 11/22/2019 ONLINE 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAK19690
01/06/2020 01/24/2020 ONLINE 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAK20013 Register
03/02/2020 03/20/2020 ONLINE 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
05/04/2020 05/22/2020 ONLINE 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
08/03/2020 08/21/2020 ONLINE 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
10/05/2020 10/23/2020 ONLINE 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
11/30/2020 12/18/2020 ONLINE 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
01/04/2021 01/22/2021 ONLINE 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
02/08/2021 02/26/2021 ONLINE 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
05/03/2021 05/21/2021 ONLINE 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
08/02/2021 08/20/2021 ONLINE 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
10/04/2021 10/22/2021 ONLINE 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
11/01/2021 11/19/2021 ONLINE 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon