Skip to Main Content
INVESTIGATIVE REPORT WRITING (Registration Opens May 1, 2023)
Mon, Jun 12, 2023

Cost: $25

Location: Boerne Police Department  124 Old San Antonio Rd., Boerne, TX 78006

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Writing a report documenting a criminal investigation is clearly recognized by those in law enforcement and the judicial process as an important job skill. An investigator's ability to clearly document the facts and activities of an investigation not only reflects on the investigator's own skill and professionalism, but also on the ability of the justice system to prosecute the criminal case. For an investigative report to be useful in the judicial process, the report must be well organized, and include facts needed to establish that a crime has been committed, a thorough investigation has taken place, and all actions taken by investigators were appropriate. Effective investigative reports must exhibit the writer's command of the language, and be relatively free of errors in sentence structure, grammar, and other writing mechanics, while clearly and concisely documenting the investigative process to its natural conclusion.

This course will focus on developing effective investigative report writing techniques and guidelines and provide suggested report writing formats to enhance an investigator's report writing skills in preparation for case prosecution.

The instructor, Lt. Butch Matjeka, has been teaching issues in criminal law for over 35 years and is a 45-year law enforcement veteran currently serving as the Criminal Investigations Unit Lieutenant and Training Coordinator with the Kendall County Sheriff's Office. Lt. Matjeka retired from the San Antonio Police Department after 34 years of service and served on Patrol, was the lead instructor for all criminal law courses at the SAPD Training Academy and spent ten and a half years as a murder detective and six and a half years as a Homicide Unit sergeant supervising murder cases. Lt. Matjeka also served as an investigator in the Family Violence Unit in the Bexar County District Attorney's Office for two years prior to his assignment with the Kendall County Sheriff's Office.

Payment/Cancellation/Refund Policy

Payment by credit card should be made at the time of registration. Payment by check should be received before the class date, however payment by check or cash may be made at the beginning of class.

Cancellations should be made as soon as possible in order to allow those students on a waiting list time to register and pay for the class. Cancellations made two weeks prior to class will be eligible for a refund. Cash, Check and credit card payments are refundable, however convenience fees associated with credit card payments are non-refundable.

We understand situations arise where cancellation is necessary. However, repeated cancellations may affect future attendance in other classes.

Crime Stoppers
Submit Via Email