CJK 0019 Interviewing and Report Writing

Conducting lawful and effective interviews is a major component of the investigative process, and this requires developing strong note-taking and interviewing skills. In addition, you must learn to write effective reports. A poorly written report that contains inadequate or inaccurate information can discredit investigations and cause the reader to question the writer’s competence and professionalism. A report should document all of the information about an incident so that all readers should be able to easily understand everything you have learned about the incident. Notetaking, interviewing, and report writing are all important tasks that officers must perform every day.


1.87 tech. cr. (56 clock hours)