Writing Efficiently about Time

As a busy officer, you know all about efficiency. There’s always something else to do – and not enough time to do it!

Here’s a tip for writing your police reports more efficiently: Avoid unnecessary words when you write about time.

Here’s a suggested list of words and expressions to avoid:

 Most of the time these words and expressions don’t add anything useful:

At this time I entered the building.  WORDY

I entered the building.  BETTER

I proceeded to question the witnesses.  WORDY

I questioned the witnesses.  BETTER



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