Why Police Reports Are a Big Deal with Jason Hiveley

Course Description:
Why Police Reports Are a Big Deal will focus on why having the ability to craft a well-written report is crucial.

While most of us consider paperwork a chore, completing this task is especially vital for peace officers. In that line of work, well-written reports can be the key to a criminal conviction, a powerful defense in a civil case, and a very public example of an officer’s professionalism.

During this hands-on workshop, officers will:

  • Learn practical tips and simple strategies for writing quality police reports
  • Discover what critical information needs to be in all reports
  • Understand why poorly written reports can often do more harm than good
  • Apply these new skills through report writing exercises

Investing the time to take this course now will potentially prevent problems later!

Speaker Bio:
Jason Hiveley is a partner with Iverson Reuvers Condon, LLC . His practice focuses on the defense of law enforcement and correctional officers in search and seizure, use of force, negligence, and wrongful death cases. Jason has handled numerous jury trials in both state and federal court. He regularly conducts in-service training seminars for police and sheriff’s departments across Minnesota.

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Note: This program qualifies for 5 POST credits (9631-0143)

Course Agenda
Time: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:45 a.m.)
Audiences: Police Sgts. and Police Officers
Fee: $15 (includes lunch)


  • Oct. 6—Maplewood—This course is full
    Maplewood Community Center
    2100 White Bear Ave. (view map)
    Maplewood, MN 55109
  • Oct. 7—Golden Valley—This course is full
    Brookview Golf Course
    200 Brookview Parkway (view map)
    Golden Valley, MN 55426
  • Oct. 8—New Brighton—This course is full
    New Brighton Dept. of Public Safety
    785 Old Highway 8 NW (view map)
    New Brighton, MN 55112
  • Oct. 9—Lakeville
    Lakeville Water Treatment Facility
    18400 Ipaya Ave. (view map)
    Lakeville, MN 55044
  • Oct. 13—Olivia—This course is full
    Renville County Government Center
    Room 117
    105 4th St. S (view map)
    Olivia, MN 56277