Police Report Writing Quiz
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Police Report Writing Quiz

Test your knowledge of police report writing with this quiz! Explore the significance of police reports in cases and the impact of report completeness on case outcomes. Gain insights into the importance of accurate and detailed reporting in law enforcement.

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Questions and Answers

Which voice should be used to refer to oneself in police reports?

First person voice

What should be used to describe events in police reports?

Active voice

In military time, what does 1800 hours represent?

6 PM

In police reports, what should be used instead of 'home' or 'house'?

<p>Residence</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should be used instead of 'crime' in police reports?

<p>Offense</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the correct military time for 11:30 PM?

<p>2330 hours</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is an example of using active voice?

<p>The suspect swallowed the drugs</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should be used instead of 'teen' or 'youth' in police reports?

<p>Juvenile</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the key questions that must be answered in a police report?

<p>Who, What, When, Where, How, How much</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the estimated percentage of a patrol officer’s time spent on writing reports?

<p>Up to 20%</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who are the potential readers of police reports besides other officers?

<p>Jury, media, city officials, social workers, attorneys, judges, supervisors</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should all police reports be written in?

<p>Chronological order</p> Signup and view all the answers

What details should be included at the start of a police report?

<p>Day of the week, month, day, year, time, officer's name and badge number, dispatch address</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are some of the things needed to do a police report?

<p>Time and date, 911 call, everyone’s name and age, driver’s license numbers, relationships, addresses where offense took place</p> Signup and view all the answers

How can incomplete or inaccurate police reports impact cases?

<p>Cases can be won or lost based on the completeness of an officer’s report</p> Signup and view all the answers

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