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Title: Orlando Police Department Report Writing Guide
Corporate Author: Orlando Police Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 76
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Orlando Police Dept
Orlando, FL 32801
Sale Source: Orlando Police Dept
100 South Hughey Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These guidelines of the Orlando Police Department (Florida) are designed to ensure that all necessary and appropriate information is included at the time of report writing to provide for effective investigations, prosecutions, and accurate statistical data.
Abstract: Following a statement of the purpose of the report writing guide, the elements of a PACE (computerized records system) incident report are described. A list of report titles is provided, and a section on written statements discusses when and how to take victim/witness statements, as well as the contents of these statements. Other sections address general report requirements and domestic-violence report requirements. Report- writing guidelines are then provided for some 24 offenses and circumstances. The general format of the guidelines for each offense encompasses the elements of the crime, narrative requirements, and the use of an event log. Elements of the narrative requirements include occurrence, suspect, evidence/testimony, follow-up/actions taken, and notification and results. Under each of these areas the guide specifies questions be answered by the officer in the report or information to be included in the report. This format varies somewhat in accordance with the information requirements for a particular offense or incident. Subject index
Main Term(s): Police reports
Index Term(s): Criminology; Florida; Police records; Report writing
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