Course Detail: IWR1 - Report Writing

This course is being offered as a non-credit training option for correctional officers in North Dakota and is held in conjunction with the Lake Region State College Peace Officer Training Program.

This course is a great fit for those who have never taken a report writing class or simply need a refresher. Those who will benefit from this class are law enforcement, firefighters, emergency responders, security guards, and those looking to strengthen their ability to write incident reports in the workplace.

Course Objectives:
  1. Learn professional report writing standards and how to write objectively.
  2. Learn how to simplify report writing.
  3. Learn how to write reports that are complete, useful to supervisors, and simple to read.
Course Outline:
Pre-Training Writing Exercise
Watch video of mock crime scene and write an incident report.

Report Shortfalls
Lack of objective writing
Drawing false conclusions
Poor grammar, punctuation, spelling
Incomplete reports
Unprofessional reports
Mixing first person and third person

Positive Attitude and Report Writing
What is the purpose of the report?
How will the report be used?
Why is the report so important?
Attitude and why it makes a difference.

Complete Workbook Exercises
Use of Pronouns
Use of Verbs
Factual Statements
Everyday Language
Organization of Thoughts
Structure of Ideas

Post-Training Writing Exercise
Watch video of mock crime scene and write an incident report.

Participants attending this course will need to abide by the LRSC Police Academy Code of Conduct. For more information, please call 701-662-1578. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a certificate of completion.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation more than 5 days prior to start of training results in a 25% cancellation fee based on the class fee. Cancellation 5 days or less to the start of training results in no refund.

By registering for this course, you agree to the cancellation policy.

LRSC is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact Sandi Lillehaugen, Human Resource Manager, Lake Region State College, (701) 662-1543.

Course Resources
Correction Officer Training Policies & Procedures (PDF Document)

Available Sessions