Virtually everyone in the world knows how to use Microsoft WORD®, but very few law enforcement professionals have been taught how to use this program in the performance of their jobs. This is that class. How do we write? How do we create documents within a law enforcement environment? These are the questions asked and answered in this course.
Unlike most “computer” courses, this class does not begin with a blank computer screen and “standard” toolbar. This course starts with an Officer Involved Shooting, and the need to convey the facts of that situation internally (to the Agency and its administrators), externally (to the public), and to the courts (as a report of evidence). Originally designed and created for ATF Intelligence Specialists, this course uses Microsoft WORD® to help LE professional communicate through written documentation.
Who Should Attend
This class is designed for any active law enforcement personnel, support staff, or administrative assistants. Prior experience is not required.
Students should bring a laptop with Microsoft Word and Adobe (version 2003 or higher) is required.
- What did you see?
- Who you are determines how you write
- Using Microsoft WORD® to write for LE, Part 1
- Organization Strategies
- Reverse Chronological
- Story Telling
- Objectivity and Bias
- Using Microsoft WORD® to write for LE, Part 2
- Using Microsoft WORD® to write for LE Part 3
- What do you write?
- Who do you write for?
- Who sees your product besides your primary audience?
- What does it look like when you are done?
- Types of Documents in Law Enforcement
- Intelligence Reports
- Memo / Internal Documents
- Public Reports
- Analysis or Analytics?
- Using Microsoft WORD® to write for LE, Part 4
Nicole McKendree began her career in law enforcement in 2016 as a Patrol Officer. Mrs. McKendree pursued a higher degree focused in analytics and criminology and started the very first Crime Analyst program at the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office in Arkansas. After building the program for nearly 2 years, Mrs. McKendree moved on to the Arkansas State Fusion Center as a Senior Intelligence Analyst where she works today.
Mrs. McKendree currently assists law enforcement agencies nationally and internationally with criminal cases ranging from theft to homicide. She provides expertise in use of resources such as facial recognition, financial record analysis, property records, and more. Mrs. McKendree has specialized in Domestic Violent Extremism during her time at the fusion center, writing an intelligence product in collaboration with DHS that gained her recognition from the United States Secretary of Homeland Security. She was awarded the Southern Shield 2022 Fusion Center Analysis Award in October 2022 and holds several certifications in programs such as i2 Analyst Notebook, Crime Analysis, and Counterintelligence/Counterterrorism.
She is avid in furthering professional advancement of her peers through teaching analysis courses and directed advisement on law enforcement resources and training.
Mrs. McKendree lives in Arkansas with her husband and son.
Host: POLICE TECHNICAL
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