This course focuses on the elements of effective communication required by a police officer during the process of conducting his/her routine duties. Upon completion of this course, the students will be better equipped with the necessary skills to be competent communicators. Topic areas receiving attention include aural comprehension, non-verbal communication, written and oral communication, especially oral presentation and report writing, along with spelling and grammar.
This course builds on the materials learned in Communications I concentrating on the fundamental rules of English to improve the students’ grammatical skills for both oral and written communication. Police officers are responsible for a great deal of communication—both written and verbal. Crime is not just fought in the streets; the quality of an officer’s paperwork can effect which side wins in court. Strong writing skills are critical elements at every stage of the investigation and prosecution. Students are taught to understand that good paperwork strengthens the judicial process and improves an officer’s professional image.