Professional Police Report Writing-Sycamore

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Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Ends On: Thursday, March 14, 2024
Registration Deadline: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Sycamore Police Department
535 DeKalb Avenue
Sycamore, IL
Instructor: Jan Mirikitani-MBBW, Inc.

Members' Fee: $0
Sworn Non-Members' Fee: $0
Non-Members' Fee: $0

This training meets the following mandates:


Civil Rights- .50 hour

Constitutional/Proper Use of LE Authority- .50 hour

Cultural Competency-1.5 hours

Human Rights-.50 hour

Procedural Justice- 4 hours

Lead Homicide Investigator-16 hours


PURPOSE OF COURSE: This two day, 16 hour program has been designed by Jan Mirikitani, MBBW, Inc. LLC. to provide students with the ability to write accurate, clear, complete, chronological police reports


Throughout this course, I discuss with Officers, Field Trainers, Supervisors, & Commanders the importance of knowing your audience, of understanding their perception of the police,of working to build trust every shift through regular contact.

We discuss the importance of using the same procedures consistently for searches of subjects & vehicles, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. We discuss using the vehicle’s dash-cam as a recorded witness to consistent fair treatment.

Throughout the class emphasis is placed on compliance with Department professional standard operating procedures premised in Illinois & Federal statutes to avoid the appearance of bias or preferential treatment. Emphasis is also place on committing the same professional law enforcement efforts towards finding a suspect & bringing the victim and loved ones’ justice. Every contact is an opportunity to build trust through fairness and respect, aligned with Procedural Justice goals.

How the incident is handled & investigated reflects the credibility & ethics of that Officer, Detectives, the Supervisor >Chief/Sheriff, that Law Enforcement Agency & the profession.



Attendees discuss all aspects of police report writing from dispatch to information gathering: Officer’s initial observations of victim & scene, statements & interviews, documenting persons on scene, & quality canvass. They will discuss how building community trust in daily contacts aids cooperation & building strong cases. They will discuss how local demographics can impact gaining cooperation, statements & conducting victim & witness interviews. They will examine clear, accurate, chronological writing & the role of proofing & editing.



Only personnel who are currently employed by a unit of local government in a sworn or civilian capacity will be permitted to attend this program.  Only the Chief, Sheriff, or Public Safety Director of the agency requesting this training - or his/her designated representative - may enroll student officers.  Officers will NOT be allowed to enroll themselves.