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