How Much Do You Know about Writing PoliceReports?
Challenge yourself by choosing the correct answer to the 10 questions below. Answers and explanations are posted at this link:http://www.scribd.com/doc/171837465/Police-Report-Writing-Answer-Key1. Officer Jones included this passive-voice sentence in a report:
Muddyfootprints were seen on the kitchen floor.
His sentence:a) demonstrates that he was objective and truthful. b) fails to state who saw the muddy footprints.c) is ungrammatical.d) should be omitted from his report.2. Which word is spelled correctly?a) alright b) definatelyc) seperated) occasion3. Which statement is most appropriate for a police report?a) Mrs. Smith advised me that she returned home at about 3:15. b) I ascertained that Thompson had been at work all morning.c) I smelled alcohol on Weigel’s breath.d) I advised Chan to go to the hospital to get treatment for the cut.4. Which sentence is grammatically correct?a) The principal invited Officer Patel and me to speak at a school assemblynext week. b) Chief Rosenberg gave the new directives to she and her assistant for review.c) Me and my partner have established a good working relationship.d) Finding time to work out in the exercise room is a challenge for Robertand I.5. Which sentence is grammatically correct?a) There’s many reasons why officers need to stay fit. b) A small group of teenagers are interested in forming an Explorers Club atthe high school.www.YourPoliceWrite.com1