I encourage you to listen to a podcast from Street Cop Training by Mark Tagliareni and Sean Grogan: Episode 738: Describing Body Language in a Report.
Click here to listen.
You’ll hear two experienced cops thinking aloud about some of the challenges that they face when they write their police reports. It’s a rare opportunity to hear the critical thinking processes required for effective reports.
A bonus is that the podcast focuses a lot of attention on preparing for a court appearance – an aspect of law enforcement that doesn’t receive a lot of attention.