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 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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