The Report Writing event will consist of two parts. During part one competitors will watch a video containing the scenario for the police report. The competitors will be provided with information pertaining to the suspect(s), the victim(s) (i.e. DL/ID#, name, d.o.b. address, etc.) and the complaint/offense. During part two the competitors will complete the police report on their laptop using only their field notes. The scenario will require the use of critical thinking and recollection skills. The performance will be timed and evaluated according to the event guidelines. Writing a detailed report is important part of an officer’s job. Reports provide investigators the necessary information to follow through on the case. It is imperative for officers to be able to document details and accurate facts in their reports. A report is an official record of the case file and will be presented in a court of law. Poorly written reports could result in the officer looking incompetent in court.
Competitors shall wear a uniform consistent with current standards in law enforcement patrol. The student shall not wear a duty belt throughout the duration of this event.
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labeled with their name, school, and if available Competitor Identification Number.
competitor must have a self-addressed envelop containing the competitor's name and the their home school or organization to place the flash drive in in order to return the flash drive to the competitor
(For Video Projection, competitors are not provided with computers) Event computer must have a USB connection
Enough for all competitors to write their notes
In case of broken leads
A classroom or flex area large enough to accomodate all competitors and personnel. This area should be secluded and not visible to anyone other than those directly involved in the event.
This is the Official Scorecard for the event Report Writing.
|Point Based||Highest Score Wins|
|Great support with no repetition or redundancy.||0||5|
|Long enough to provide the facts of the case.||0||5|
|Report is clear and concise.||0||5|
|Correct suspect(s) description.||0||5|
|Correct victim(s) description.||0||5|
|Reports all evidence that is pertinent to the case in a relevant manner.||0||5|
|Evidence is described with proper terminology.||0||5|
|Indicates whether the evidence was collected, if so describes what the officer did with the evidence.||0||5|
|Correct spelling is used.||1||5|
|Proper grammar and punctuation.||1||5|
|The completed report accurately provides all details of the involved subjects, offense committed, evidence seized/obtained and actions taken by the officer. Answers the questions of who, what, when, where and how.||1||5|
|File is properly named: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_SCHOOLNAME||0||10|
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