Analyzing Police Reports 2 Credit Hours

Police reports, one of the most common documents in a criminal case, are tremendously useful to the defense investigator and, along with statements from the defendant, typically provide the starting points for all investigation work. A thorough understanding of the information embedded in a police report and the various ways that information can be confirmed or challenged is a necessary core skill for a good defense investigator. 

The course is approved for the following states: Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota (CPD448), Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • 1. Police Reports - Introduction

    • 2. Police Reports – The Criminal Complaint

    • 3. Police Reports – The Complaint continued

    • 4. Police Reports – Criminal Complaint Review

    • 5. Police Reports – Sample Statues

    • 6. Police Reports – Declaration of Arrest

    • 7. Police Reports – Reviewing The Police Report

    • 8. Police Reports - Commentary On First Three Pages

    • 9. Police Reports – Review of Page 4

    • 10. Police Reports – Review of Page 5

    • 11. Police Reports – Review Of Page 6 and 7

    • 12. Police Reports – Review Of Page 8

    • 13. Police Reports – Review of Pages 9-10

    • 14. Police Reports – Conclusion Of Review

    • 15. Police Reports - Review Report for Quiz

    • Analyzing Police Reports Quiz