A pocket-size book designed to help police officers and law enforcement students develop good writing skills for the preparation of police reports, notebooks and memos. It provides the fundamental rules of writing, with explanations supported by examples that are relevant to police work. The process of writing essays and research papers, whether for training courses, post-secondary courses, or as part of the assessment process for promotions, is also covered. The third edition includes up-to-date information and references. It addresses the requirements of good police writing in view of the impact of technological advances and provides a practical approach to the strong writing skills that are critical elements at every stage of the investigation and prosecution.