Law Enforcement

Report Writing Update

January 25, 2021 - January 26, 2021

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Course Information


This 16-hour course will use an experience-based model and user-friendly textbook to teach officers to think and write more effectively and efficiently. By using proven adult learning techniques, students will learn to remedy basic deficiencies, develop a framework for investigative reports, and provide resources for entry level officers, field training officers, or reviewing supervisors. This course will use the combined approach of critical thinking supported by relevant language skills. Through actual application the students will learn to think and write in a complete and comprehensive manner. Their reports will be factual and will accurately recreate what occurred.

Please note that a laptop with Microsoft Word and a software like Adobe to read/open PDF's is required for this course. Students will receive a Dropbox link a week before the class begins and will be required to download the materials to their computer before the first day of class. Binder paper and writing utensils are also required for this course.

Designed For

Public Safety Personnel only.


16 hours


0.5 Units

College Application Process

College Application Process

This program is presented through the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium of Community Colleges (SBRPSTC), which includes Gavilan College, Monterey Peninsula College, Ohlone College, Hartnell College, Lake Tahoe Community College, College of San Mateo, and Cabrillo College.

Only courses and programs presented for college credit will be funded, transcripted and certified through one of the above accredited institutions.

Funds generated through this process offset the costs of each course, thereby reducing student fees for the student/agency and allowing us to present more courses. Consequently, we require all students taking one of our college-based courses to apply to the designated college using OpenCCC, the online college application system by which the majority of community colleges collects registration and transcription information.

Students will receive reservation confirmation and class information along with college application instructions approximately 45 days before the class starts. If applicable, students will also be required to complete the college application process and submit a South Bay Registration Form, to include the OpenCCC and applicable College ID numbers no later than 30 days before the class start date.*Additional fees will apply to Non-College Registered Students. Contact our main office at (408) 229-4299 for specific amounts.

Payment / Registration Information

Payment Information

We accept Visa and MasterCard (a non-refundable transaction fee of 2% will apply), cash, money order and cashier’s checks (made payable to SBRPSTC). Agency billing may also be arranged. Financial aid and VA benefits may be available.

*ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. When possible, students will be advised of any fee changes prior to course start date. Tuition fee increases made at any time by the State Chancellor’s office may require collection of additional fees from students.

Students who have not lived in California for at least one (1) year and (1) day prior to start of college semester or do not meet other college criteria may be considered “out-of-state” students, and subject to additional fees to the ones listed above. Please check with our staff for details and exact costs.


Agency personnel: Call (408) 229-4299 or email to: the following information:

  • Class Requested, Date
  • Agency Name
  • Training Officer (TO) Name
  • TO’s Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Attendee Name(s) and Email Address
  • Method of payment if applicable

Self-sponsored students: Contact our main office at (408) 229-4299 to register. Be prepared to submit full or partial payment, depending on the class

Non-U.S. Citizens: If you are not a U.S. citizen, but wish to attend one of our courses, one of our Instructional Staff Assistants may contact you for more information.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Out of consideration for students on waiting lists, cancellations must be made no later than 30 days prior to the first day of class. For cancellation deadlines, please refer to the Fee Information tab on this flyer. There may be a minimum cancellation fee of $50 assessed for material expenses associated with cancellations. Substitutions or transfer of your reservations to another student is permitted upon approval.

Course Cancellation by South Bay

Each class has a minimum enrollment requirement. If the minimum enrollment is not reached for the course three weeks prior to the beginning of the class, the class may be cancelled and any deposits/payments will be refunded in full (minus non-refundable processing fee).

Fee Information
$175 Please note that a Laptop is required for this course (a USB containing some of the material will be provided along with a class textbook) Reservations: Please call (408) 229-4299 or email the following information: • Class Requested: Report Writing Update 1/25/21-1/26/21 • Agency and Training Manager’s Name: • Training Manager’s Email Address and Phone Number: • Attendee Name(s), Email Address(es) and Phone Number(s): Cancellation / Refund Policy: Out of consideration for people who are on a waiting list please cancel your reservation no later than 30 days prior to first day of class. There is a late cancellation fee of $175 if you cancel after 1/4/21. Substitutions or transfer of registration to another (qualified public safety) member is permitted.

Late Cancelation Fee
$175 after 1/4/2021

Start: Mon Jan 25, 2021
End: Tue Jan 26, 2021

Monday - Tuesday 8am to 5pm.

College of Record: Gavilan College

College Term: SPRING


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