This course covers note-taking, interviewing and report-writing principles and mechanics. These are critical tasks that law enforcement officers must perform every day. During any investigation, the most important thing an officer can find is the truth. Lawful and effective interviews can lead an officer directly to the truth. Therefore, it is crucial to justice that officers develop effective interviewing techniques and note-taking skills. In addition, officers must develop effective report-writing skills. A poorly written report that contains inadequate or inaccurate information can discredit the best of investigations and demean the writer’s competence and professionalism.
Terms Typically Offered:Fall, Spring, Summer
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes
for the term.
The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide
Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public
institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.