Quiz: Types of Reports

Instructions: Review the types of reports in the chart below. Then complete the activity below. When you’re finished, you’ll see a link where you can check your answers.

Types of Reports

Type 1 (sometimes called an incident report) Report facts only
Type 2 Report facts and investigate
Type 3 Report facts, investigate, and take action (such as making an arrest)
Type 4 Initiate and intervene (You’re the person who sets the story in motion, and you take action as a result)

What kind of report would you write for the situations below? Number them 1, 2, 3, or 4.

___ a)  You’re dispatched to stop a fight in a bar.

___b)  A citizen reports a stolen bicycle.

___c)  The manager of a convenience store says she’s caught a 14-year-old boy who stole a six-pack of beer.

___d)  A woman reports that her wallet was stolen by her daughter’s boyfriend.

___e)  A citizen comes home from work and realizes that someone broke into his house and stole his TV.

___f)  You stop a driver who went through a stop sign without stopping, and the driver fails a sobriety test.

___g)  A technician in an emergency room is assaulted by a patient.

___h)  In a correctional institution, you spot something shiny under a shrub near the chow hall; it’s a pocket knife half buried in the soil.

___i)  In a correctional institution, you search an inmate’s locker and find a small bottle of whiskey.

___j)  A driver reports that she just drove past a collision.

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