Mon, Oct 10

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Billings PD Training Facility

Report Writing & Courtroom Survival in MT

This class will also demonstrate the greatest pitfall of police work, poorly written reports. An officer’s ability to write reports is a major factor in a prosecutor’s determination to try, plead or even dismiss a case. *No Lodging or Per Diem*

 Report Writing & Courtroom Survival in MT

Time & Location

Oct 10, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Billings PD Training Facility , 4810 Midland Rd, Billings, MT 59101, USA

Class Description

A trial is about perception and persuasion.  How does a jury perceive you and can how can you persuade a jury?  The class is designed to prepare officers for rigors of cross examination by defense attorneys.  Confidence, professionalism and integrity are emphasized when exploring the common areas defense attorneys exploit to discredit officers.  This class will also demonstrate the greatest pitfall of police work, poorly written reports.  An officer’s ability to write reports is a major factor in a prosecutor’s determination to try, plead or even dismiss a case.  Making a million dollar seizure can enhance your career.  Losing it because of poorly written reports can end your career.  Officers are taught the importance of detailed report writing, note taking, and appropriate preparation for various court hearings relative to successful prosecutions.  Report writing exercises will enhance the students understanding and abilities.  Topics include:             Proper Note & Report Writing             Trial Preparation             Appearance & Jury Appeal             Presentation & Professionalism