Report Writing - A Fresh Look (TCOLE)

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This is a  Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) elective Report Writing - A Fresh Look online training course offered for Texas Peace Officers, Jailers, and Telecommunicators.

Law enforcement officers pride themselves on their ability to catch the bad guys. The excitement, the publicity, and even the glamour of good triumphing over evil is, for most of us, intoxicating. However, after the chase and the adrenaline has worn off, comes the drudgery of writing the report and documenting what just occurred. A great number of law enforcement officers consider this portion of the job to be unimportant, so they let their report writing skills fall short of what they should be. Simple articulation of descriptive factors is sometimes ignored, leaving readers of the report confused and skeptical of the truthfulness of the author. This course is designed to refresh and reinvigorate your report writing skills, and to offer tips about how to improve your writing, so your final report offers the reader an accurate, concise, and total picture of what occurred. Finally, we emphasize the importance of report writing as an extension of the officer's tactical skills, and how more suspects can be convicted and sentenced based on how you express yourself with the pen or word processor. Also covered is how new technology can help all of us when we are performing this important task. 

Please note, the entire course final exam(s), and course evaluation(s) must be completed in order to receive one (1) hour of course credit.

TCOLE Reporting

OSS Academy® typically reports 4 to 5 times each week [excluding U.S. Federal holidays]. We report your credit directly through TCLEDDS to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement [TCOLE]. You should have already provided your full and correct name, TCOLE PID number, and other important information when registering for your account. If not, once logged in, go to Edit Profile to update your information.

Should you have any questions, simply contact the OSS Academy® Training Coordinator by phone at 281-288-9190 (Ext. 205) or online at Contact OSS Academy®


OSS Academy® courses are recognized by more Peace Officer Standards and Training boards and correctional associations than any other online training provider.

Our courses are designed by Subject Matter Experts who are nationally recognized and licensed instructors. Many of our experts testify in law enforcement, corrections, and security related defense cases throughout the U.S.

Our curriculum meets or exceeds state course objective requirements.

For more information, visit OSS - Law Enforcement Advisors® or OSS Academy® online or simply contact the OSS Academy® Training Coordinator by phone at 281-288-9190 (Ext. 205) or online at Contact OSS Academy®.  

Additional Information

TCOLE Training, Proficiency Requirements, & Course Equivalents

For your convenience, OSS Academy® provides a TCOLE Course Equivalent Resource with imbedded hyperlinks.

See also, our entire TCOLE Courses Listing.

Should you have any questions, simply contact the OSS Academy® Training Coordinator by phone at 281-288-9190 (Ext. 205) or online at Contact OSS Academy®.  

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