2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

AJS 103 - Public Safety Report Writing

Description: Introduction to effective report writing in a variety of public safety incident settings, including law enforcement, fire safety and emergency medical situations. Emphasis on clear and concise writing as well as the legal ramifications of public safety reports.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Objectives of writing public safety reports 
  2. Writing public safety reports 
  3. Basic grammar and spelling 
  4. Chronological and topical ordering 
  5. Proofreading and editing 
  6. Basic computer skills and word processing programs 
  7. Legal implications and ramifications of public safety reports 
  8. Records retention and report confidentiality 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Discuss the larger objectives of writing public safety reports. (1) 
  2. Write reports that are concise and free of jargon. (2) 
  3. Use basic grammar and spelling skills. (3) 
  4. Craft a report in either chronological or topical order. (2, 4) 
  5. Proofread and edit a report. (5) 
  6. Use basic computer and word processing skills. (6) 
  7. Analyze legal ramifications and implications of public safety reports. (7) 
  8. Explain basic regulatory and legal requirements concerning records retention and report confidentiality. (8)