Report Writing – A Gap Narrative© – Peru  PD

Report Writing – A Gap Narrative© – Peru PD

02-12-2024 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Peru Police Department Training Room
Address: 2650 North Peoria Street Peru, IL 61354
2650 North Peoria Street Peru, IL 61354


Brian Fengel, Director

Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan:

Heather Grove:

Report Writing – A Gap Narrative©

Instructor: Al Bello

February 12, 2024

 8am – 4pm

Students must bring a charged laptop

 Class will meet at: Peru PD, 2650 N. Peoria Street, Peru, IL

Enrollment Deadline:  February 5, 2024

Course Size:  Minimum –15 Maximum – 20

Course Objective

This 8-hour course is designed to provide officers with an understanding of how to drat report narratives with defense=resiliency in mind. This will be achieved by using the Gap-Free Narrative© approach created by Offset Consulting LLC.

 Course Content

This approach to report writing was created by doctoral candidates and focuses on drafting a complete police narrative by standardizing the way officers think about and write their reports about an incident. Under this less plan and the principles of the Gap-Free-Narrative© system, students will be taught how to use the systems checklist and narrative breakdowns. This is a departure from man departments, previously taught report writing methods and is research-based.

This new approach will teach how to analyze a narrative to ensure it has the parts necessary in it, and them employ a checklist to ensure all aspects of the reported-on incident are being documented. Every type of police narrative, from stolen property to homicide, can be handled with ease when using the Gap-Free-narrative© method property.

Mobile In-Service Training Team # 7 Illinois Enforcement Training and Standards Board

MTU #7 request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Meets the following mandatory training criteria: 2 hours Civil Rights – 2.5 hours Const./Proper Use of LE Authority – 1-hour Human Rights – 2 hours Procedural Justice and 8 hours of continuing ed for Lead Homicide Investigator

Report Writing – A Gap Narrative© – Peru  PD