Though paperwork is commonly perceived as drudgery among law enforcement professionals, good writing is actually essential to building strong cases and supporting various legal actions. Writing for Law Enforcement is directed specifically to professionals in law enforcement and criminal justice who want to improve their writing skills. This book provides concise, practical chapters on conducting interviews, writing various kinds of investigative reports, writing several types of memos, taking essay exams, and giving oral presentations. The introductory chapters cover the principles of good writing and offer strategies to help improve writing and organizing skills. Chapter-by-chapter, the author then takes readers through the process of investigative report writing and offers several specific examples on how to craft investigative documents. The book also features an extensive bibliography of print and on-line sources related to law enforcement and criminal justice, and also overviews APA documentation style. Law enforcement officials.