232 Matching questions
- A(n) __________ is a vow or pledge to tell the truth regarding an incident or occurrence.
- Agency and local court policies
- A custodial meeting, where information is obtained from a person, is referred to as a(n) __________.
- In a situation when you write the interviewee's statement, it is
- During the ___________ stage, the officer establishes rapport and builds understanding with the interviewee.
- What is the verb of the sentence, "Anne punched Robert."?
- The probable cause affidavit is a
- While interviewing a juvenile, what does the officer need to consider about the interviewee (to understand the nature of the interview)?
- Answers to general, open-ended questions, such as-"Can you describe what happened?"-can help identify potential
- 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).
- Officers are allowed
- A(n) __________ is a noncustodial meeting where information is obtained from a person.
- An officer can handle a(n) __________ interviewee by establishing rapport, stating the purpose of the interview, and speaking in a subdued tone of voice.
- Select the correct sentence that demonstrates the comma rule to separate items in a series of three or more items.
- 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.
- A(n) __________ statement is written or oral facts that are stated under oath or penalty of perjury.
- While interviewing a juvenile, the officer should note
- An officer can handle a(n) __________ interviewee by establishing control of the interview and keeping his or her composure.
- When organizing a report, information may be grouped by __________, such as witnesses, victims, suspects, weapons used and crime elements.
- Law enforcement reports are written in
- 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.
- If a person refuses to give a statement,
- An officer's interview field notes will contain facts about what?
- When writing probable cause affidavits, also known as __________ affidavits, you must write legibly and use the approved agency or jurisdiction form.
- If an interviewee does not read or write, or for any other acceptable limitation,
- The __________ of a sentence conveys what or who is affected or receives the action of the __________.
- During an interview, the officer should ask questions aimed at establishing the _________.
- What should an interviewer do?
- An officer should never
- In preparing for an interview, an officer should check what information for the interviewee?
- The __________ of a sentence denotes what or who performs an action.
- Officers normally use the video recording method (for an interviewee's statement)
- __________ 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.
- Improper punctuation
- ___________ consists of informal, nonstandard words often characterized by regional or specific group usage. Examples might include "geekin," "trippin," "chill," "dawg," and "my bad".
- Statements may include
- If using a direct quote (when writing a report),
- Before writing the probable cause affidavit, you should review __________ statements, offense or supplemental reports, and evidence.
- The motive for an incident
- If a particular person is not interviewed, the officer.
- Individuals can not be forced
- When writing a report, __________ information may result in the wrong person being arrested or in an acquittal of a guilty person.
- Officers should always administer an oath or affirmation for
- Florida law does
- Before asking the first question in an interview,
- Examples of open-ended questions include-__________ : __________ were you with? __________ was involved? __________ do you think did it? __________ is the victim?
- To evaluate for errors, what should be considered when writing a report?
- A person may object to
- When writing reports, a(n) __________ is used to show possession or to create a contraction.
- Some agencies recommend or require
- Interviewing __________ people with knowledge of the incident is important.
- 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.
- In an interviewee submits a written statement,
- Identify common proceedings in which a police report may be used
- In some situations, an interviewee
- In a situation when you write the interviewee's statement,
- While truthful interviewees may display behavioral or physiological indications of deception,
- When writing a report, .
- The __________ of a sentence states the action, existence, or state of being of the subject.
- A probable cause affidavit must
- During the __________ stage, the officer obtains information about the incident from the interviewee.
- Select the correct sentence below (that demonstrates the comma rule) for using a comma to separate two complete sentences joined by a coordinating conjunction.
- What are common incidents that may require law enforcement written reports?
- 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 __________ .
- Determining if the information from the interview is suitable for submission to court
- Identify the important people to interview regarding an incident.
- When taking notes,
- 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.
- A(n) __________ is a solemn and formal declaration or assertion made place of an oath.
- __________: 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" .
- _________ are normally the primary source documents that an officer will use when writing reports.
- _________ 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.
- Organizing __________ means sorting information by date and time: from the first event to the last.
- Notes help officers remember a person's exact statement; however, it's better to rely on memory alone.
- Closed-ended questions
- The __________ of an incident represents everyone who may have information about what happened.
- When using the __________ technique, ask interviewees questions related to who, what, where, when, why, and how.
- 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.
- Creating physical evidence for use during an interview
- 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.
- A __________ is defined as paragraphs (in a report) that contain specific details, pertinent information, and the elements of an incident.
- Officers should take notes
- If a person gives a written statement but refuses to sign it, the officer should note"_________".
- When conducting interviews,
- Written statements and audio or video-recorded statements
- How do notes (taken during an interview) help?
- Officers can decide which people to interview at the scene of an incident
- .__________: 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
- The law does not require individuals
- Generally, the people that should be interviewed belong to one or more of __________ categories.
- sworn statement
- In report writing, __________ organization is especially useful when writing a narrative and allows you to easily explain what happened, when, and in what order.
- How can an officer handle a hostile interviewee?
- The spell check feature (on the computer) does not always
- __________ involves asking questions designed to reveal cognitive memory through the five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.
- Additional ways to take notes
- Examples of open-ended questions include-__________ : __________ did you call for help? __________ did the incident happen?
- Information contained in witness statements can be used for what purposes?
- When taking statements in languages other than English,
- An officer's field notes should
- If possible, the officer can ask a witness
- 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.
- What is the subject of the sentence, "John hit Monica."?
- 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.
- When writing a probable cause affidavit,
- It is best
- At the end of the audio recording (for a witness's statement), the officer should say,
- An interviewee is likely
- If the who, what, when, where, why and how of the incident can be answered by the interview,
- While interviewing a juvenile, the officer should
- 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.
- Examples of open-ended questions include-__________ : __________ happened? __________ did you see? __________ were the circumstances? __________ offense was committed?
- Commas are inserted in the report whenever the writer desires a pause.
- Contractions should not be used in law enforcement reports
- "Witnessed a bank robbery in progress while on patrol" is a __________.
- 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.
- During the primary stage, __________ questions are used to get specific answers or help the interviewee refocus.
- What does the pre-interview process include?
- Most jurisdictions require
- Geographic locations
- __________ questions elicit only "yes" or "no" answers.
- During the primary stage, answers to __________ questions help an officer assess how the interviewee handled a similar situation in the past.
- What is the object of the sentence, "Louise slapped Jimmy."?
- 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.
- Generally, the __________ or victim is the first person to be interviewed, but officer safety and scene security factors may dictate otherwise.
- 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.
- A report reflects an officer's
- 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.
- Factors that influence the success of an interview include what?
- At the beginning and the end of a written statement (that the officer writes for the interviewee),
- How do field notes help when writing reports?
- What are the elements that should be included when structuring a report?
- When administering an oath, advise the interviewee that
- The purpose of an interview is
- Interviews may be conducted
- __________ 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?"
- 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.
- 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.
- An officer should not
- Individuals cannot be forced to provide statements;
- Officers must record facts
- Prior to recording the interview,
- Officers have limitations of
- When taking field notes,
- The content of the narrative report should answer certain key questions. Which question does it NOT need to answer
- Select the INCORRECT sentence that results in improper punctuation.
- During the primary interview stage, the officer will ask a variety of __________ questions designed to collect as much information as possible.
- An individual who cannot speak English can write a written statement in his or her own __________ .
- Select the correct sentence that demonstrates the use of a comma between two or more adjectives when they separately describe the same noun.
- __________ 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.
- If an interviewee is unable to sign the statement,
- Written statements and recorded electronic evidence
- Once you understand an interviewee's normal behavior,
- The proper __________ to interview will depend on various factors, including the physical and emotional state or condition of the interviewee.
- When identifying potential interviewees, you
- commonly accepted abbreviation
- To evaluate the effectiveness of their interviewing skills,
- Taking notes during an interview
- Select the correct sentence that demonstrates the use of a comma after an introductory clause.
- Select the correct sentence that demonstrates the use of a comma to separate nonrestrictive (unimportant) phrases in a sentence.
- These are the basic facts that field notes should include.
- 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.
- Information contained in witness statements .
- The goal of an interview is
- A __________ is a written document which gives information about an event, situation, occurrence or incident.
- sentence fragment
- __________: specifies how an incident occurred. This should include what was used to commit the offense.
- 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.
- reason for an incident is sometimes called the motive or the __________.
- 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.
- 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.
- __________ are words that are easily confused in use and spelling. They sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.
- select the correct sentence that demonstrates using a comma when writing dates and addresses.
- When conducting an interview, begin by
- if you are uncertain of the proper spelling of a witness's name (when writing a report),
- Interviews should be conducted __________ or shortly after a crime in order to obtain the most accurate and helpful information.
- A witnessing __________ should notarize the written statement (in a situation when the officer writes the interviewee's statement).
- The __________ of an incident is a legal requirement regarding the statute of limitation and right to a speedy trial.
- confidential informant
- The attitudes of potential witnesses
- While interviewing a juvenile,
- When administering an oath,
- The time of an incident
- There are limitations on
- minimal encouragers
- 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.
- Select the correct sentence that demonstrates the use of a comma to introduce a quote.
- Law enforcement personnel frequently say,
- When writing reports, a(n) __________ is the result of combining two words.
- When writing a statement, individuals should describe, to the best of their recollection, what was involved in the incident.
- Once a report has been written, it must be evaluated.
- Examples of open-ended questions include-__________ : __________ did you realize something was happening? __________, in terms of date and time, did the incident occur?
- The longer you delay writing down what you see or hear,
- If the opportunity to speak with a witness at the scene is not available,
- A sentence __________ is a group of words that lacks a subject, verb, or object or fails to express a complete thought.
- Before writing the report, it is necessary
- If a witness makes an audio recording of his or her statement, what information does the officer need to state on the recording?
- All interviews with children,
- Identify the potential readers of a law enforcement incident report
- 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.
- 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.
- __________ may be taken from anyone-witnesses, suspects, and victims-who has information about any crime, incident, or occurrence.
- It is important to make sure you use proper verb tenses when writing reports;
- If two complete sentences are not joined by a coordinating conjunction, use __________ to separate them.
- Even if the content of a report reflects a good investigation,
- If using a computer to write a report,
- Audio recorded questioning .
- 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.
- Officers have limitations on
- Reports are generally categorized as: offense reports, probable cause affidavits, and __________.
- While administering an oath or affirmation, instruct the interviewee to raise his or her right hand and ask,
- A well-written report is important, because
- When writing reports,
- After completing an interview,
- An officer's field notes
- Proof of criminal intent
- When writing a report, consider using a different word
- The __________ should ask evenly spaced, nonthreatening, open-ended questions about the crime. These questions usually require more than "yes" or "no" answers.
- a document how the person consented to the interview.
- b Who
- c time
- d must explain reasons for not doing so in a report
- e do not encourage conversation and require the interviewees to think, reflect, and provide their opinions and feelings.
- f sentence
- g false
- h narrative
- i every weapon
- j closing
- k warm-up
- l the officer should use the spell check feature.
- m this should be indicated in the officer's notes.
- 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.
- o these indicators will likely appear to be consistent with questions related to the incident.
- p jump to conclusions about motive or intent based on the first or loudest witness.
- q officer safety is of paramount importance.
- r introduction
- s performing their official duties
- t the use of all capital letters when writing reports.
- u is a solemn and formal declaration or assertion made in place of an oath.
- v complainant
- w cooperative
- x reluctant
- y Jimmy
- z apostrophe
- 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.
- ab interviewer
- ac engaging interviewees in friendly conversation and asking non-threatening questions to establish how the interviewee normally behaves and physiologically functions.
- ad "I met with the victim, she gave me a statement."
- ae punched
- af writing in active voice does not mean you must write in present tense.
- ag body
- ah duplicate of the offense report.
- ai uncooperative
- aj Point of view
- ak at the scene of the incident or in the officer's patrol vehicle.
- 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.
- am refused to sign
- an chronological
- ao to sign the statement, if the interviewee is unable to sign it.
- ap officer
- aq minimal encouragers
- ar arrest
- as can result in confusing or even misleading reports.
- at is an example of officers' limitations.
- au except when documenting a direct quote.
- av is the technical vocabulary of a profession which has meaning specific to the people who work in the particular field or profession.
- aw however, they can be subpoenaed and be required to appear in court.
- ax is defined as paragraphs containing specific details, pertinent information, and the elements of an incident.
- ay "When I arrested her, she said, "I'm going to burn his house down when I get out."
- az Field notes
- ba help officers remember facts about a particular call for service.
- 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?"
- bc a semicolon or period
- bd fragment
- be by asking people around the scene some general questions and seeking information from anyone who knows something about the incident.
- bf the officer should write the reason the person was unable to sign the statement.
- bg contraction
- bh to begin taking notes early in the interview and investigation.
- bi officers can compare the results of an interview with the case paperwork and other completed interviews from the case.
- bj only in serious criminal cases.
- bk not directly
- 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
- bm closed-ended
- bn when
- bo numerous mechanical errors will distract from the message and reflect poorly on the writer's competence and professionalism.
- bp is a written document which gives information about an event, situation, occurrence, or incident.
- bq that a statement be sworn.
- br need to be capitalized when writing reports.
- bs it is perjury to give false information in a statement.
- bt you must read it to ascertain completeness before the interviewee signs the document.
- bu should determine the extent of each interviewee's knowledge about involvement in the incident.
- bv conclusion
- bw must be made under oath or affirmation.
- bx it saves the department time and expense.
- by is written or oral facts that are stated under oath or penalty of perjury.
- bz False
- ca "This now concludes the statement of __________, regarding incident __________, case number __________. The time is now __________."
- cb past tense because the events have already occurred.
- cc witness
- cd chronologically
- ce why
- cf immediately
- cg the officer must place quotation marks around the person's words.
- ch sentence fragment
- ci crime and statute
- cj means that certain objects or qualities belong to a person or thing.
- ck (writing in a normal continuous form, e.g., as used in this textbook) format, detailing a chronological sequence of events
- cl elements of a crime
- cm victim
- cn "The victim said his digital camera, television, DVD player, radio, and computer were stolen."
- co it is necessary to be familiar with agency policy regarding the use of translators.
- cp will receive equal treatment to field notes as sources of information.
- cq affirmation
- cr not acceptable to paraphrase or summarize the statements that the interviewee provides.
- cs to answer open-ended questions with more detail.
- ct is a vow or a pledge to tell the truth regarding an incident or occurrence.
- cu report
- cv introduction
- cw "I met with the victim, and she gave me a statement."
- cx Why
- cy open-ended
- cz then most likely, the interview provided valuable results.
- da name through FCIC/NCIC
if the individual is a wanted person
- db you must record the personal identification information of the suspect
- dc if you are unsure of the spelling of a word.
- dd suspects, defendants, or people convicted of crimes
defense and prosecuting attorneys
city, county, or state officials
victims of their families
- 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
- df who
- dg make a thumb mark
- 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.
- di "The fingerprints, which I found on the window, belong to the victim."
- dj inaccurate
- dk written statement
- dl verb
- 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.
- dn is a group of words that lacks a subject, verb, or object or fails to express a complete thought.
- do should contain information regarding the actions taken during the investigation.
- dp is a method an officer can use to evaluate his or her interviewing skills.
- dq leading
- dr "Do you swear or affirm that the statement you are about to give is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge?"
- ds making threats during an interview.
- dt the officer should document the method of communication applied.
- du whether they are considered victims or suspects, should be documented.
- dv primary
- 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.
- dx to collect facts and establish what occurred during an incident.
- dy promising leniency during an interview.
- dz How
- ea the officer should schedule a post-scene interview with the witness.
- eb interrogation
- ec statement
- ed Jargon
- ee any sworn statement or affidavit.
- ef can be critically important to checking alibis given by suspects.
- eg indicate whether the correct word has been used, only if the word has been misspelled.
- eh sworn, unsworn, and confession statements.
- ei someone who reports a crime or alleges that a crime has been committed
- ej alternating
- ek you ask questions or have the individual relay the information in his or her words while you write the statement down.
- el vocabulary
- em all throughout the information collection process.
- en experience
- eo John
- 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
- eq may be a mystery during the initial investigation and may never be discovered.
- er Where
- es date of birth /DOB
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
no middle initial/
witness / W
- et "If it isn't in the report, it did not happened."
- eu Florida Statutes
- ev Statements
- ew may be injured, sick or incapacitated and unable to sign the statement.
- 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
- ey begins the same way as verbal questioning, or the interviewees can be asked to narrate what happened in their own words
- ez location
- fa competency and professionalism, not only in writing, but also in all aspects of police work.
- fb to provide statements by officers.
- fc can limit the number of times a child can be interviewed. (3 times)
- fd talkative
- fe the information collected should be documented in accordance with agency policies and procedures, including all necessary evidentiary form or log entries.
- ff language
- fg Closed-ended
- fh "The first robbery occurred on January 12, 2008, at 345 Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida."
- fi mirroring
- fj may include written statements and recorded electronic evidence.
- fk to review the field notes to make sure that all specific facts are available.
- fl "The inmate used a small, metal object to cut his own arm."
- 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.
- fn consists of informal, nonstandard words often characterized by regional or specific group usage.
- fo the greater the chances are that you will not accurately recall some of the information.
- fp suspect
- 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
- fr the officer should ensure that all recording equipment functions properly.
- fs Cognitive interviewing
- ft suicide
additional or supplemental information
use of force by an officer
miscellaneous noncriminal or suspicious incidents
probable cause affidavits
traffic crashes (under certain circumstances) as required by law
missing or endangered person
- fu whether the person understood the Miranda warning (when consenting to the interview) and what it means to waive one's rights.
- fv confidential informant
- fw is essential in obtaining a conviction.
- fx act as if you are looking into a mirror, seeing the interviewee as a reflection of yourself.
- fy past performance
- 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-
- ga contain a narrative of the offense, sufficiently stating facts to show the probable cause of each and every element of the charged offense.
- gb depositions
workers' compensation cases
probation and parole hearings
internal affairs investigations
appeals in criminal and civil cases
victim restitution hearings
drafting probable cause affidavits
- gc Minimal encouragers
- gd subject
- ge interviewees
- gf include information about possible motives or evidence of intent.
- gg When
- gh Homophones
- gi complete the final investigative report
other officers to acclimate themselves to the case later on
officers remember facts
prepare for deposition or trial
- gj "He threw the white toaster oven at me."
- gk oath
- gl What
- 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
- gn Grammar
- 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.
- gp The officer should take the time to carefully examine the content of the report.
- gq capitalize titles of professionals only when names are used.
- gr victim(s)
- gs interview
- gt "When the alarm sounded, the burglar ran from the store."
- gu all
- gv what an officer may say or do during an interview.
- gw Mirroring
- gx What is the officer's opinion?
- gy have another person proofread your report to help ensure that you use the correct words
- gz may be admissible in court
file an affidavit
obtain a warrant
establish probable cause
complete a report
- ha far removed
- hb object/verb
- hc supplemental or follow-up reports
- hd evidence that might aid in future investigations
information gathered from investigators
- he offer an opinion or interpretation of events.
- hf to raise their right hand when giving an oath or affirmation
- hg will help the officer decide the order in which to conduct the interviews.
- hh five
- hi the officer annotes the phrase: "Dictated by __________ and written by Officer __________ ".
- hj to be deceptive to a point during an interview.
- hk is necessary and must be done with great care.
- hl immediately as they become available.
- hm to obtain a truthful statement, admission, or confession.
- hn Slang
- ho taking an oath because of a religious or philosophical belief.
- hp sworn
- hq allow a person to make an affirmation instead of an oath.
- hr Voice
- hs inform the interviewee of the need for a sworn, written statement and explain that such a statement must be made under oath.
- ht are words that are easily confused in use and spelling.
- hu the officer may write the statement for the interviewee.
- hv cognitive interviewing
- hw category
- hx officers must take certain steps to ensure that the interview will be successful.