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  1. A(n) __________ is a vow or pledge to tell the truth regarding an incident or occurrence.
  2. Agency and local court policies
  3. A custodial meeting, where information is obtained from a person, is referred to as a(n) __________.
  4. In a situation when you write the interviewee's statement, it is
  5. During the ___________ stage, the officer establishes rapport and builds understanding with the interviewee.
  6. What is the verb of the sentence, "Anne punched Robert."?
  7. The probable cause affidavit is a
  8. While interviewing a juvenile, what does the officer need to consider about the interviewee (to understand the nature of the interview)?
  9. Answers to general, open-ended questions, such as-"Can you describe what happened?"-can help identify potential
  10. For the __________ technique, ask the interviewee to think back to the original event, to recall the physical surroundings (time of day, workspace, etc.), as well as the emotional situation (rushed, bored, and so on).
  11. Officers are allowed
  12. A(n) __________ is a noncustodial meeting where information is obtained from a person.
  13. An officer can handle a(n) __________ interviewee by establishing rapport, stating the purpose of the interview, and speaking in a subdued tone of voice.
  14. Select the correct sentence that demonstrates the comma rule to separate items in a series of three or more items.
  15. A(n) __________ is someone who provides information in confidence about a crime, either from a sense of civic duty or in the expectation of some personal benefit or advantage, and whose identity is normally not disclosed until required by law.
  16. A(n) __________ statement is written or oral facts that are stated under oath or penalty of perjury.
  17. While interviewing a juvenile, the officer should note
  18. An officer can handle a(n) __________ interviewee by establishing control of the interview and keeping his or her composure.
  19. When organizing a report, information may be grouped by __________, such as witnesses, victims, suspects, weapons used and crime elements.
  20. affirmation
  21. Law enforcement reports are written in
  22. When writing probable cause affidavits, you must check the __________ or the Criminal Jury Instructions to review and comply with the elements of the offense for which the probable cause is to be established.
  23. If a person refuses to give a statement,
  24. An officer's interview field notes will contain facts about what?
  25. When writing probable cause affidavits, also known as __________ affidavits, you must write legibly and use the approved agency or jurisdiction form.
  26. If an interviewee does not read or write, or for any other acceptable limitation,
  27. The __________ of a sentence conveys what or who is affected or receives the action of the __________.
  28. During an interview, the officer should ask questions aimed at establishing the _________.
  29. What should an interviewer do?
  30. An officer should never
  31. In preparing for an interview, an officer should check what information for the interviewee?
  32. The __________ of a sentence denotes what or who performs an action.
  33. Officers normally use the video recording method (for an interviewee's statement)
  34. __________ involves the rules and guidelines that govern a language's usage and enable its users to have the same understandings of its sounds and symbols.
  35. Improper punctuation
  36. ___________ consists of informal, nonstandard words often characterized by regional or specific group usage. Examples might include "geekin," "trippin," "chill," "dawg," and "my bad".
  37. Statements may include
  38. If using a direct quote (when writing a report),
  39. Before writing the probable cause affidavit, you should review __________ statements, offense or supplemental reports, and evidence.
  40. The motive for an incident
  41. If a particular person is not interviewed, the officer.
  42. Individuals can not be forced
  43. When writing a report, __________ information may result in the wrong person being arrested or in an acquittal of a guilty person.
  44. Officers should always administer an oath or affirmation for
  45. Florida law does
  46. statement
  47. Before asking the first question in an interview,
  48. Examples of open-ended questions include-__________ : __________ were you with? __________ was involved? __________ do you think did it? __________ is the victim?
  49. To evaluate for errors, what should be considered when writing a report?
  50. A person may object to
  51. When writing reports, a(n) __________ is used to show possession or to create a contraction.
  52. Some agencies recommend or require
  53. Interviewing __________ people with knowledge of the incident is important.
  54. The __________ of a report explains how the officer resolved the situation or handled the obtained information. It includes any citations issued or arrests made, if applicable, and documents with appropriate criminal charges.
  55. In an interviewee submits a written statement,
  56. Identify common proceedings in which a police report may be used
  57. In some situations, an interviewee
  58. In a situation when you write the interviewee's statement,
  59. prose
  60. While truthful interviewees may display behavioral or physiological indications of deception,
  61. When writing a report, .
  62. The __________ of a sentence states the action, existence, or state of being of the subject.
  63. A probable cause affidavit must
  64. During the __________ stage, the officer obtains information about the incident from the interviewee.
  65. Select the correct sentence below (that demonstrates the comma rule) for using a comma to separate two complete sentences joined by a coordinating conjunction.
  66. What are common incidents that may require law enforcement written reports?
  67. In a situation when the officer writes the interviewee's statement, the officer should read the written statement back to the interviewee, make any needed corrections, and ask the witness to date and sign the statement or __________ .
  68. Determining if the information from the interview is suitable for submission to court
  69. Identify the important people to interview regarding an incident.
  70. When taking notes,
  71. Examples of open-ended questions include-__________ : __________ did he throw the knife? __________ did the incident occur? An officer should use the answer provided to establish the jurisdiction where the incident occurred.
  72. A(n) __________ is a solemn and formal declaration or assertion made place of an oath.
  73. __________: Write reports in the first or third person, depending on agency policy. First person would be, "I saw",... "I spoke",... and "I arrived". Third person would be, "The officer saw",... "The officer spoke",... and "the officer arrived" .
  74. _________ are normally the primary source documents that an officer will use when writing reports.
  75. _________ is the technical vocabulary of a profession which has meaning specific to people who work in the particular field. For example, "Signal Zero," "I got your Six," and "smash and grab" are terms familiar to law enforcement officers but likely unfamiliar to civilians.
  76. Organizing __________ means sorting information by date and time: from the first event to the last.
  77. Notes help officers remember a person's exact statement; however, it's better to rely on memory alone.
  78. Closed-ended questions
  79. The __________ of an incident represents everyone who may have information about what happened.
  80. When using the __________ technique, ask interviewees questions related to who, what, where, when, why, and how.
  81. When using the __________ technique, you repeat what the interviewee says but rephrase responses as questions and statements that help clarify information or elicit a more detailed response.
  82. Creating physical evidence for use during an interview
  83. Select the correct sentence that demonstrates the use of a comma between two or more adjectives when the adjective before the noun changes what the noun is.
  84. A __________ is defined as paragraphs (in a report) that contain specific details, pertinent information, and the elements of an incident.
  85. Officers should take notes
  86. If a person gives a written statement but refuses to sign it, the officer should note"_________".
  87. When conducting interviews,
  88. Written statements and audio or video-recorded statements
  89. How do notes (taken during an interview) help?
  90. Officers can decide which people to interview at the scene of an incident
  91. .__________: Officers should write their reports in active, rather than passive, voice. In active voice, the subject of the sentence comes before the verb and is clearly stated. For example: "Ann struck John with a frying pan" is active voice. In passive voice, the object and the subject switch places. For example: "John was struck with a frying pan by Ann" is passive voice
  92. The law does not require individuals
  93. mirroring
  94. Generally, the people that should be interviewed belong to one or more of __________ categories.
  95. sworn statement
  96. In report writing, __________ organization is especially useful when writing a narrative and allows you to easily explain what happened, when, and in what order.
  97. How can an officer handle a hostile interviewee?
  98. The spell check feature (on the computer) does not always
  99. __________ involves asking questions designed to reveal cognitive memory through the five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.
  100. Additional ways to take notes
  101. Examples of open-ended questions include-__________ : __________ did you call for help? __________ did the incident happen?
  102. Information contained in witness statements can be used for what purposes?
  103. slang
  104. When taking statements in languages other than English,
  105. An officer's field notes should
  106. If possible, the officer can ask a witness
  107. During the __________ stage, the officer should verify contact information from the interviewee in case additional questions come up in the future, and then summarize all information collected for the report.
  108. What is the subject of the sentence, "John hit Monica."?
  109. The __________ of an incident is a legal requirement which provides jurisdiction and is generally one of the first pieces of information an officer will obtain.
  110. When writing a probable cause affidavit,
  111. complainant
  112. It is best
  113. At the end of the audio recording (for a witness's statement), the officer should say,
  114. An interviewee is likely
  115. If the who, what, when, where, why and how of the incident can be answered by the interview,
  116. While interviewing a juvenile, the officer should
  117. Officers must properly identify the correct name and number of the __________ violated. If the narrative accurately describes and outlines the elements of the crime but does not state the classified crime or crimes, the content of the report can be called into question.
  118. Examples of open-ended questions include-__________ : __________ happened? __________ did you see? __________ were the circumstances? __________ offense was committed?
  119. Commas are inserted in the report whenever the writer desires a pause.
  120. Contractions should not be used in law enforcement reports
  121. "Witnessed a bank robbery in progress while on patrol" is a __________.
  122. Whatever interview location the officer chooses, it should be safe, out of the weather, and as __________ as much as possible from other witnesses, victims, and suspects.
  123. During the primary stage, __________ questions are used to get specific answers or help the interviewee refocus.
  124. What does the pre-interview process include?
  125. Most jurisdictions require
  126. Geographic locations
  127. __________ questions elicit only "yes" or "no" answers.
  128. During the primary stage, answers to __________ questions help an officer assess how the interviewee handled a similar situation in the past.
  129. What is the object of the sentence, "Louise slapped Jimmy."?
  130. When asking an individual to provide a __________ , explain the reason(s) for the request and be clear about what information (who, what, when, where, why, and how of the incident) the individual should include.
  131. Generally, the __________ or victim is the first person to be interviewed, but officer safety and scene security factors may dictate otherwise.
  132. An officer can handle a(n) __________ interviewee by establishing rapport, confirming the interviewee's observations and statements, asking direct questions, and not confusing or frustrating the interviewee.
  133. A report reflects an officer's
  134. When structuring a report, the __________ of the narrative is the detailed chronological account of the incident. This section includes the investigative actions the officer took. It must address the elements of the incident.
  135. Factors that influence the success of an interview include what?
  136. At the beginning and the end of a written statement (that the officer writes for the interviewee),
  137. How do field notes help when writing reports?
  138. What are the elements that should be included when structuring a report?
  139. When administering an oath, advise the interviewee that
  140. The purpose of an interview is
  141. Interviews may be conducted
  142. __________ are brief statements which indicate that the officer hears what the interviewee is saying and is inclined to hear more. Examples include "Okay", and "Go on", and "Then what?"
  143. An officer can handle a __________ interviewee by evaluating whether the interviewee is physically and mentally able to participate in the interview. Also, the officer can build rapport, be aware of the interviewee's verbal and nonverbal cues, prompt the interviewee with primary and follow-up questions, and maintaining a relaxed and calm interview environment.
  144. The __________ of a report usually includes the date and place of the incident, assignment and arrival time, the officer's name, the identity of the victim, suspect, or complainant, and the officer's initial actions.
  145. An officer should not
  146. Individuals cannot be forced to provide statements;
  147. Officers must record facts
  148. Prior to recording the interview,
  149. Officers have limitations of
  150. When taking field notes,
  151. The content of the narrative report should answer certain key questions. Which question does it NOT need to answer
  152. Select the INCORRECT sentence that results in improper punctuation.
  153. During the primary interview stage, the officer will ask a variety of __________ questions designed to collect as much information as possible.
  154. An individual who cannot speak English can write a written statement in his or her own __________ .
  155. Select the correct sentence that demonstrates the use of a comma between two or more adjectives when they separately describe the same noun.
  156. __________ is a technique in which the interviewer acts as if he or she is looking into the mirror, seeing the interviewee as a reflection of him- or herself.
  157. If an interviewee is unable to sign the statement,
  158. Written statements and recorded electronic evidence
  159. Once you understand an interviewee's normal behavior,
  160. The proper __________ to interview will depend on various factors, including the physical and emotional state or condition of the interviewee.
  161. When identifying potential interviewees, you
  162. commonly accepted abbreviation
  163. To evaluate the effectiveness of their interviewing skills,
  164. Taking notes during an interview
  165. Select the correct sentence that demonstrates the use of a comma after an introductory clause.
  166. Select the correct sentence that demonstrates the use of a comma to separate nonrestrictive (unimportant) phrases in a sentence.
  167. These are the basic facts that field notes should include.
  168. A __________ is a group of words that contains a subject (a noun), a verb (action), and an object (affected or receives action) and that expresses a complete thought.
  169. Information contained in witness statements .
  170. The goal of an interview is
  171. jargon
  172. A __________ is a written document which gives information about an event, situation, occurrence or incident.
  173. sentence fragment
  174. Notes
  175. __________: specifies how an incident occurred. This should include what was used to commit the offense.
  176. A(n) __________ is a permanent, verbal, or written record of a person's account of an incident or occurrence that may or may not be made under oath or affirmation.
  177. reason for an incident is sometimes called the motive or the __________.
  178. Florida law, as per Florida s. 117.10, F.S., provides law enforcement officers with the authority to administer oaths while __________ . However, this does not certify officers as notaries; to become a notary, they have to complete the normal appointment process.
  179. Possession
  180. During an interview, officers should avoid asking questions, such as, "And then she hit you with the bat, right?" This is an example of a(n) __________ question, which is framed to evoke a specific response from the interviewee.
  181. __________ are words that are easily confused in use and spelling. They sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.
  182. select the correct sentence that demonstrates using a comma when writing dates and addresses.
  183. When conducting an interview, begin by
  184. report
  185. if you are uncertain of the proper spelling of a witness's name (when writing a report),
  186. Interviews should be conducted __________ or shortly after a crime in order to obtain the most accurate and helpful information.
  187. A witnessing __________ should notarize the written statement (in a situation when the officer writes the interviewee's statement).
  188. The __________ of an incident is a legal requirement regarding the statute of limitation and right to a speedy trial.
  189. confidential informant
  190. The attitudes of potential witnesses
  191. While interviewing a juvenile,
  192. oath
  193. When administering an oath,
  194. The time of an incident
  195. There are limitations on
  196. minimal encouragers
  197. An officer can handle a(n) __________ interviewee by establishing the purpose of the interview, being patient, and asking closed-ended questions to redirect the interviewee back to the subject of the interview.
  198. Select the correct sentence that demonstrates the use of a comma to introduce a quote.
  199. Law enforcement personnel frequently say,
  200. When writing reports, a(n) __________ is the result of combining two words.
  201. When writing a statement, individuals should describe, to the best of their recollection, what was involved in the incident.
  202. Once a report has been written, it must be evaluated.
  203. sentence
  204. Examples of open-ended questions include-__________ : __________ did you realize something was happening? __________, in terms of date and time, did the incident occur?
  205. The longer you delay writing down what you see or hear,
  206. If the opportunity to speak with a witness at the scene is not available,
  207. A sentence __________ is a group of words that lacks a subject, verb, or object or fails to express a complete thought.
  208. Before writing the report, it is necessary
  209. If a witness makes an audio recording of his or her statement, what information does the officer need to state on the recording?
  210. All interviews with children,
  211. Identify the potential readers of a law enforcement incident report
  212. An officer can handle a(n) __________ interviewee by considering the safety of all concerned, by giving Miranda warnings (when applicable), by not stereotyping, pre-judging, ridiculing, or bullying the interviewee, and by being honest and straightforward.
  213. An officer can handle interviewees __________ involved with the incident by listening carefully to the interviewee, being polite, patient, and understanding, and encouraging the interviewee to disclose information.
  214. __________ may be taken from anyone-witnesses, suspects, and victims-who has information about any crime, incident, or occurrence.
  215. It is important to make sure you use proper verb tenses when writing reports;
  216. If two complete sentences are not joined by a coordinating conjunction, use __________ to separate them.
  217. Even if the content of a report reflects a good investigation,
  218. If using a computer to write a report,
  219. Audio recorded questioning .
  220. Writing notes while interviewing a witness may cause an officer to not hear some of the witness's statement. A good technique is to listen and ask the witness to pause so that you can write down the information. This __________ method will permit you to hear and record information accurately from witnesses.
  221. Officers have limitations on
  222. Reports are generally categorized as: offense reports, probable cause affidavits, and __________.
  223. While administering an oath or affirmation, instruct the interviewee to raise his or her right hand and ask,
  224. A well-written report is important, because
  225. When writing reports,
  226. After completing an interview,
  227. homophone
  228. An officer's field notes
  229. narrative
  230. Proof of criminal intent
  231. When writing a report, consider using a different word
  232. The __________ should ask evenly spaced, nonthreatening, open-ended questions about the crime. These questions usually require more than "yes" or "no" answers.
  1. a document how the person consented to the interview.
  2. b Who
  3. c time
  4. d must explain reasons for not doing so in a report
  5. e do not encourage conversation and require the interviewees to think, reflect, and provide their opinions and feelings.
  6. f sentence
  7. g false
  8. h narrative
  9. i every weapon

    all property

    every event

    every vehicle

    every person
  10. j closing
  11. k warm-up
  12. l the officer should use the spell check feature.
  13. m this should be indicated in the officer's notes.
  14. n you should transition to asking questions related to the incident, continuing to observe any changes in the interviewee in correlation to specific questions asked.
  15. o these indicators will likely appear to be consistent with questions related to the incident.
  16. p jump to conclusions about motive or intent based on the first or loudest witness.
  17. q officer safety is of paramount importance.
  18. r introduction


  19. s performing their official duties
  20. t the use of all capital letters when writing reports.
  21. u is a solemn and formal declaration or assertion made in place of an oath.
  22. v complainant
  23. w cooperative
  24. x reluctant
  25. y Jimmy
  26. z apostrophe
  27. aa someone who provides information in confidence about a crime, either from a sense of civic duty or in the expectation of some personal benefit or advantage, and whose identity is normally not disclosed until required by law.
  28. ab interviewer
  29. ac engaging interviewees in friendly conversation and asking non-threatening questions to establish how the interviewee normally behaves and physiologically functions.
  30. ad "I met with the victim, she gave me a statement."
  31. ae punched
  32. af writing in active voice does not mean you must write in present tense.
  33. ag body
  34. ah duplicate of the offense report.
  35. ai uncooperative
  36. aj Point of view
  37. ak at the scene of the incident or in the officer's patrol vehicle.
  38. al it is important to include facts about the interviewee such as name, address, date of birth and other basic facts, because these questions help the interviewee get used to answering questions while the officer writes.
  39. am refused to sign
  40. an chronological
  41. ao to sign the statement, if the interviewee is unable to sign it.
  42. ap officer
  43. aq minimal encouragers
  44. ar arrest
  45. as can result in confusing or even misleading reports.
  46. at is an example of officers' limitations.
  47. au except when documenting a direct quote.
  48. av is the technical vocabulary of a profession which has meaning specific to the people who work in the particular field or profession.
  49. aw however, they can be subpoenaed and be required to appear in court.
  50. ax is defined as paragraphs containing specific details, pertinent information, and the elements of an incident.
  51. ay "When I arrested her, she said, "I'm going to burn his house down when I get out."
  52. az Field notes
  53. ba help officers remember facts about a particular call for service.
  54. bb are brief statements which indicate that the officer hears what the interviewee is saying and is inclined to hear more. Examples include "Okay," and "Go on," and "Then what?"
  55. bc a semicolon or period
  56. bd fragment
  57. be by asking people around the scene some general questions and seeking information from anyone who knows something about the incident.
  58. bf the officer should write the reason the person was unable to sign the statement.
  59. bg contraction
  60. bh to begin taking notes early in the interview and investigation.
  61. bi officers can compare the results of an interview with the case paperwork and other completed interviews from the case.
  62. bj only in serious criminal cases.
  63. bk not directly
  64. bl where to interview

    the order of interviews

    determining whom to interview and when to interview them

    what information to obtain

    how to record the interviews
  65. bm closed-ended
  66. bn when
  67. bo numerous mechanical errors will distract from the message and reflect poorly on the writer's competence and professionalism.
  68. bp is a written document which gives information about an event, situation, occurrence, or incident.
  69. bq that a statement be sworn.
  70. br need to be capitalized when writing reports.
  71. bs it is perjury to give false information in a statement.
  72. bt you must read it to ascertain completeness before the interviewee signs the document.
  73. bu should determine the extent of each interviewee's knowledge about involvement in the incident.
  74. bv conclusion
  75. bw must be made under oath or affirmation.
  76. bx it saves the department time and expense.
  77. by is written or oral facts that are stated under oath or penalty of perjury.
  78. bz False
  79. ca "This now concludes the statement of __________, regarding incident __________, case number __________. The time is now __________."
  80. cb past tense because the events have already occurred.
  81. cc witness
  82. cd chronologically
  83. ce why
  84. cf immediately
  85. cg the officer must place quotation marks around the person's words.
  86. ch sentence fragment
  87. ci crime and statute
  88. cj means that certain objects or qualities belong to a person or thing.
  89. ck (writing in a normal continuous form, e.g., as used in this textbook) format, detailing a chronological sequence of events
  90. cl elements of a crime
  91. cm victim
  92. cn "The victim said his digital camera, television, DVD player, radio, and computer were stolen."
  93. co it is necessary to be familiar with agency policy regarding the use of translators.
  94. cp will receive equal treatment to field notes as sources of information.
  95. cq affirmation
  96. cr not acceptable to paraphrase or summarize the statements that the interviewee provides.
  97. cs to answer open-ended questions with more detail.
  98. ct is a vow or a pledge to tell the truth regarding an incident or occurrence.
  99. cu report
  100. cv introduction
  101. cw "I met with the victim, and she gave me a statement."
  102. cx Why
  103. cy open-ended
  104. cz then most likely, the interview provided valuable results.
  105. da name through FCIC/NCIC

    if the individual is a wanted person

    background information
  106. db you must record the personal identification information of the suspect
  107. dc if you are unsure of the spelling of a word.
  108. dd suspects, defendants, or people convicted of crimes

    defense and prosecuting attorneys

    city, county, or state officials

    other officers

    victims of their families

    insurance companies



    media reporters

    general citizens
  109. de having privacy, which helps build rapport and gains trust

    the location of the interview

    an atmosphere that will encourage honesty and forthrightness from the interviewee

    isolating the interviewee, which prevents outside influences

    a good physical and emotional comfort level
  110. df who
  111. dg make a thumb mark
  112. dh ask the witness to spell it. If a witness is not sure of the spelling of another subject's information, write the word phonetically and try to find the correct spelling later.
  113. di "The fingerprints, which I found on the window, belong to the victim."
  114. dj inaccurate
  115. dk written statement
  116. dl verb
  117. dm is a permanent, verbal, or written record of a person's account of an incident or occurrence that may or may not be made under oath or affirmation.
  118. dn is a group of words that lacks a subject, verb, or object or fails to express a complete thought.
  119. do should contain information regarding the actions taken during the investigation.
  120. dp is a method an officer can use to evaluate his or her interviewing skills.
  121. dq leading
  122. dr "Do you swear or affirm that the statement you are about to give is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge?"
  123. ds making threats during an interview.
  124. dt the officer should document the method of communication applied.
  125. du whether they are considered victims or suspects, should be documented.
  126. dv primary
  127. dw any additional information about a person such as height, weight, type of clothing, hair color and length, and unique mannerisms or speech patterns should be included.
  128. dx to collect facts and establish what occurred during an incident.
  129. dy promising leniency during an interview.
  130. dz How
  131. ea the officer should schedule a post-scene interview with the witness.
  132. eb interrogation
  133. ec statement
  134. ed Jargon
  135. ee any sworn statement or affidavit.
  136. ef can be critically important to checking alibis given by suspects.
  137. eg indicate whether the correct word has been used, only if the word has been misspelled.
  138. eh sworn, unsworn, and confession statements.
  139. ei someone who reports a crime or alleges that a crime has been committed
  140. ej alternating
  141. ek you ask questions or have the individual relay the information in his or her words while you write the statement down.
  142. el vocabulary




  143. em all throughout the information collection process.
  144. en experience




  145. eo John
  146. ep may be admissible in court and could help solve a crime or identify additional suspects or witnesses who have information about the crime, incident, or occurrence
  147. eq may be a mystery during the initial investigation and may never be discovered.
  148. er Where
  149. es date of birth /DOB
    Black/ B
    suspect /S
    phone / ph
    female / F
    victim / V
    afternoon or evening / p.m
    turned over to / tot
    Asian / A
    hour / hr
    year / yr
    time of day/ tod
    years of age / yoa
    also known as/ aka
    White/ W
    male/ M
    mile/ mi
    month/ mo
    minute/ min
    mile/ mi
    morning/ a.m
    no middle initial/
    witness / W
  150. et "If it isn't in the report, it did not happened."
  151. eu Florida Statutes
  152. ev Statements
  153. ew may be injured, sick or incapacitated and unable to sign the statement.
  154. ex hold up as evidence in court (in some cases)

    officers recall the events of the incident

    document information for further or follow-up investigation

    do case preparations
  155. ey begins the same way as verbal questioning, or the interviewees can be asked to narrate what happened in their own words
  156. ez location
  157. fa competency and professionalism, not only in writing, but also in all aspects of police work.
  158. fb to provide statements by officers.
  159. fc can limit the number of times a child can be interviewed. (3 times)
  160. fd talkative
  161. fe the information collected should be documented in accordance with agency policies and procedures, including all necessary evidentiary form or log entries.
  162. ff language
  163. fg Closed-ended
  164. fh "The first robbery occurred on January 12, 2008, at 345 Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida."
  165. fi mirroring
  166. fj may include written statements and recorded electronic evidence.
  167. fk to review the field notes to make sure that all specific facts are available.
  168. fl "The inmate used a small, metal object to cut his own arm."
  169. fm is a group of words that contains a subject (a noun), a verb (action), and an object (affected or receives action) and that expresses a complete thought.
  170. fn consists of informal, nonstandard words often characterized by regional or specific group usage.
  171. fo the greater the chances are that you will not accurately recall some of the information.
  172. fp suspect
  173. fq obtain all pertinent information relating to the incident

    determine whether to administer Miranda warnings or an oath or affirmation

    follow agency interview policies and procedures

    compare collected information with other case information
  174. fr the officer should ensure that all recording equipment functions properly.
  175. fs Cognitive interviewing
  176. ft suicide

    additional or supplemental information

    runaway juvenile

    use of force by an officer

    miscellaneous noncriminal or suspicious incidents

    all crimes

    found property

    probable cause affidavits


    traffic crashes (under certain circumstances) as required by law

    missing or endangered person
  177. fu whether the person understood the Miranda warning (when consenting to the interview) and what it means to waive one's rights.
  178. fv confidential informant
  179. fw is essential in obtaining a conviction.
  180. fx act as if you are looking into a mirror, seeing the interviewee as a reflection of yourself.
  181. fy past performance
  182. fz Where did the incident take place? When did the incident take place? Who was involved? What happened? How did it happen? Why did it happen? Actions taken by the officer-
  183. ga contain a narrative of the offense, sufficiently stating facts to show the probable cause of each and every element of the charged offense.
  184. gb depositions

    civil proceedings

    criminal trials

    workers' compensation cases

    criminal case-filing

    probation and parole hearings

    internal affairs investigations

    pretrial proceedings

    appeals in criminal and civil cases

    victim restitution hearings

    drafting probable cause affidavits

  185. gc Minimal encouragers
  186. gd subject
  187. ge interviewees
  188. gf include information about possible motives or evidence of intent.
  189. gg When
  190. gh Homophones
  191. gi complete the final investigative report

    other officers to acclimate themselves to the case later on

    officers remember facts

    prepare for deposition or trial
  192. gj "He threw the white toaster oven at me."
  193. gk oath
  194. gl What
  195. gm the case number

    the type of crime

    the day and date of the interview

    the names of other people present

    his or her name

    administer oath or affirmation

    the incident to be discussed
  196. gn Grammar
  197. go Maintain a neutral demeanor.

    Establish control of the interview.

    Try to reduce the interviewee's stress and anxiety.

    Do not argue with the interviewee.

    Ask direct questions.

    Follow safety precautions, including checking for a weapon.
  198. gp The officer should take the time to carefully examine the content of the report.
  199. gq capitalize titles of professionals only when names are used.
  200. gr victim(s)



    confidential informant

  201. gs interview
  202. gt "When the alarm sounded, the burglar ran from the store."
  203. gu all
  204. gv what an officer may say or do during an interview.
  205. gw Mirroring
  206. gx What is the officer's opinion?
  207. gy have another person proofread your report to help ensure that you use the correct words
  208. gz may be admissible in court

    file an affidavit

    obtain a warrant

    establish probable cause

    complete a report
  209. ha far removed
  210. hb object/verb
  211. hc supplemental or follow-up reports
  212. hd evidence that might aid in future investigations

    information gathered from investigators

    specific events
  213. he offer an opinion or interpretation of events.
  214. hf to raise their right hand when giving an oath or affirmation
  215. hg will help the officer decide the order in which to conduct the interviews.
  216. hh five
  217. hi the officer annotes the phrase: "Dictated by __________ and written by Officer __________ ".
  218. hj to be deceptive to a point during an interview.
  219. hk is necessary and must be done with great care.
  220. hl immediately as they become available.
  221. hm to obtain a truthful statement, admission, or confession.
  222. hn Slang
  223. ho taking an oath because of a religious or philosophical belief.
  224. hp sworn
  225. hq allow a person to make an affirmation instead of an oath.
  226. hr Voice
  227. hs inform the interviewee of the need for a sworn, written statement and explain that such a statement must be made under oath.
  228. ht are words that are easily confused in use and spelling.
  229. hu the officer may write the statement for the interviewee.
  230. hv cognitive interviewing
  231. hw category
  232. hx officers must take certain steps to ensure that the interview will be successful.