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Writing Well for Public Safety Forces 8/30/17

 Hosted  & held at the:

Westbrook Police Department

570 Main Street

Westbrook, Maine 04092

August 30, 2017

Time: 8am-4pm

This course emphasizes writing narratives in the first person, and eliminating unnecessary and distracting police jargon that adds nothing to the quality or value of the report. The emphasis is on writing a report for the audience that will use the information it contains (e.g., prosecutors, courts, arbitrators, and civil officials outside of law enforcement).

      Attendees are taught:
•  How to apply ten principles for writing factual and straight-forward narratives.

•  How to improve listening and questioning skills to separate facts from inferences
 and opinions.

• How to apply basic and simple principles of grammar to produce proper reports.

Students receive a comprehensive course manual that can be used as a job-aid, handouts
and certificate of training.



John has over 33 years of law enforcement experience in state and county
law enforcement agencies. He has worked as a trooper, deputy sheriff, field
training officer, jail commander, and investigation commander.
John attended Kent State University and holds numerous advanced
law enforcement training certifications.  John’s expertise is in
leadership, supervision and police report writing.

John is a graduate of the Ohio State Patrol Academy and attended Kent State University.  Apart from his formal education, he holds numerous training certificates signifying his commitment to continued education.
They are as follows:
•Police Procedures, Policy and Management Theories
•Ohio State Patrol Training Certificate
•Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Certificate
•Criminal Interrogation & Behavioral Analysis in Interviews
•Ohio Peace Officer Training Council-First Line Supervisor
•Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Service-Crime Prevention
•Van Meter & Associates, Inc.-Standard Task Accountability and Rating System
•Medina County Law Enforcement Academy-Drug Interdiction
•Public Agency Training Council-Court Security
•Ohio Peace Officer Training Council-Basic Corrections Certificate
•Adjunct Instructor at Cuyahoga Community College

Tuition Rates

Regular Tuition: $170.00 First $150.00 each additional/same agency

Prepaid Tuition: $150.00 First $130.00 each additional/same agency

Please Note: Prepaid tuition constitutes invoices paid 7 days prior to the date of the course.

Course Properties

Course Date 08-30-2017 8:00 am
Course End Date 08-30-2017 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 04-27-2017
Cut off date 08-29-2017