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Bulletproof Report Writing

Are you a law enforcement officer looking to improve your report-writing skills and produce legally defensible police reports? Look no further than our Bulletproof Report Writing course. Our training program is designed to help officers develop the critical articulation skills necessary to construct detailed and solid statements on encounters.

With the power to articulate, officers will learn how to write reports that discourage filings for motions to suppress evidence, encourage guilty pleas, serve as a roadmap for prosecution, and provide a basis to fully refresh your memory for trial. Enroll in our Bulletproof Report Writing course today and take the first step in mastering the art of report writing

Bulletproof Report Writing is primarily focused on training officers the required articulation skills that will help them construct legally defensible police reports. Officers need to produce detailed and solid statements on encounters that allow prosecutors to charge defendants without asking for follow-up information. The key ingredient is the power to articulate and officers will learn this vital skill.

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Course Introduction

1) Instructor introduction.

2) Explain the course objective.

a)  Recognize the importance of a carefully worded report and how that conveys in court.

b)  Illustrate any understanding of articulating events in detail.

c)  Understand how your report serves as a roadmap for the prosecution.

3)  Encourage attendees to ask questions and share feedback with other attendees.

4)  Explain that certificates will be emailed after the class and each student will be registered in the Blue to Gold University.

5)  Go over the three disclaimers:

  1. a)  Laws and agency standard operating procedures may be more restrictive. Blue to Gold teaches the federal standard unless otherwise stated. Therefore, students must know their state and local requirements in addition to the federal standard.
  2. b)  If students have any doubts about their actions, ask a supervisor or legal advisor.
  3. c)  The course is not legal advice, but legal education. Therefore, nothing we teach should be interpreted as legal advice. Check with your agency’s legal advisor for legal advice.

Module 1: Preface

1) Description of Course Exercises

2) The Three Golden Rules of Report Writing 3) Course Goals and Objectives:

a) Discourage filing motions to suppress

b) Encourage guilty please

c) Serve as a roadmap for the prosecution

d) Provide for a basis to fully refresh your memory for trial.

4) How are we going to accomplish this?

a) Accurate

b) Truthful

c) Professional

d) Complete

e) Persuasive

5) Who’s Your Audience?

6) Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation

7) Class Exercise: Imagine You’re Driving a Patrol Car

Module 2: Report Mechanics

1) Do Not Write in ALL CAPS

2) Use Paragraphs

3) Use Topic Headings

4) Bullet Points

5) Exercise One: Patdown Report Writing

6) Identify People by Roles

7) Write in the First Person

8) Exercise Two

9) How to Write Sentences

10) Exercise Three

11) Synopsis

12) Exercise Four

13) Chronology

14) Articulating Reasonable Suspicion and Probable Cause

15) Exercise Five

16) Summary

17) Exercise Six

18) Report Writing Checklist

19) Prove the Elements

20) Exercise Seven

21) BWC Narration

22) Articulation

23) Reverse Engineer Case Law

24) Looking for Anything Out of the Ordinary

25) Separating People

26) Articulating Conclusions

27) Exercise Eight

28) Exercise Nine

Module Three: Recap

1) Don’t write in all CAPS

2) Use generous paragraph breaks

3) Use topic headings

4) Use bullet points

5) Identify people by roles

6) Write in the first-person style

7) Write short and direct sentences

8) Articulate conclusions

9) Look for evidence hidden in plain sight

Module Four: Courtroom Testimony Pointers

1) Tell the truth

2) Don’t guess

3) Make sure you understand the question

4) Take your time

5) Fully answer, then STOP

6) Never argue and stay calm

7) Talk loud enough

8) Be courteous

9) Don’t look at prosecutor for help

10)  Make sure jury knows when you estimate space and time

11)  Admit freely if asked did you discuss case with prosecutor

12)  State “Yes, I’ve talked with the prosecutor and was told to tell the truth.”

13)  Avoid jokes and wisecracks

14)  Don’t be afraid to look the jury in the eye and tell your story

Write a Review

Current reviews for Bulletproof Report Writing

45 Reviews

5

MM

OH

Extremely informative and helpful. I enjoy writing reports and this gave me good details for how to improve.

5

AS

Ohio

A really great class !!!

5

DG

Ohio

The report writing course helped me understand how to write my reports with more pertinent details and format them to be easier to read.

5
Texas

Bulletproof report writing is a very good class. Wiehn is a very good speaker/instructor

5

R. G.

Perryton Police Department
Texas

I attended the report writing class. I expected to be bored, but I was surprised by how well put together the class was and how entertaining the instructor made a very dry subject. I highly recommend taking the Bullet-proof Report Writing.

All Students receive

Certificate of Completion

Bulletproof Report Writing Book

Meet your Instructors

At Blue to Gold Law Enforcement Training, we specialize in transforming complex legal principles into actionable knowledge for officers. Our team, including experts who have real-world experience as police officers and district attorneys, brings decades of hands-on experience in both the field and classroom. Our mission is clear: to enhance officer safety and community trust through a deep understanding of case law. Our courses are designed to be engaging and relevant, ensuring officers can confidently apply what they learn in real-world situations. By focusing on critical areas such as search and seizure and the limits of police authority, we aim to minimize legal errors and promote effective, ethical policing. Choose Blue to Gold for training that prepares you to make the right decisions when it counts.

Testimonials

Joe Scheerer
Joe Scheerer
2024-03-12
The in-person training, on-demand, and live online training provided by Blue to Gold is an absolute necessity for law enforcement personnel throughout the nation. Regardless if you are a new patrol cop to a seasoned Detective, you will get your value out of these courses. In addition, the training materials (books) they have available are also a must have to assist in making sound decisions on the road, articulating in your reports and testimony, or just as a patrol reference. I highly recommend purchasing every one of Blue to Gold's books. Each one is written in an easy-to-read and "cop talk" format. They are also organized in a manner to allow for quick reference. Overall, the cost of the training and books versus the value is unmatched. 5 out of 5 stars over and over again. -JS / Patrol Deputy
Kyle Hackett
Kyle Hackett
2024-03-12
Outstanding training that's straight to the point. No wasted time or extra useless information muddying the waters. The fact that it's free is a huge plus, as well. Hands down best Search and Seizure training available anywhere.
Ed Spann
Ed Spann
2024-03-06
As always, this presentation was outstanding and very informative. Thank you, Sir!
James Shrader
James Shrader
2024-03-05
Great training topics and information for everyday application.
Joseph Hart
Joseph Hart
2024-03-05
Awesome training. Very helpful and relevant information.
Ashley Hayes
Ashley Hayes
2024-03-05
So good love btg trainings
Amanda Williams
Amanda Williams
2024-03-05
All law enforcement, rookies to veterans need to attend this training! Amazing training!
joe richard
joe richard
2024-03-05
Great class
LiNo JP
LiNo JP
2024-03-05
It was a great webinar. Free cost and very informative.
Dan Coll
Dan Coll
2024-03-05
I just wish I had found you sooner!

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