SAP104 – 4.00 Hours

Course Description

Effective report writing and documentation is one of the many important aspects of any first responder’s job. This online course is designed to provide participants with the concepts and skills necessary to plan, organize, and prepare proper documentation and reports. This interactive course covers the basics of the documentation and reporting process, including collecting and structuring information, analyzing information for reliability, validity, and relevance, and drafting, editing, and presenting a final report. While primarily designed for security professionals, many concepts addressed in this course apply to anyone interested in improving their report writing and documentation skills. The practices taught in this course may be superseded by your agency departmental policy.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Report Writing Course #2049.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

  • The mandatory completion/duration period for this eCourse is 45 days from the registration date.
  • To complete this course, you are required to have a computer with internet access.
  • Online Course Technical Requirements

    To successfully complete this online course, you should have access to a computer with the following system requirements:

    • Computer tower or laptop
      • Note: The use of a tablet is not recommended and may result in connectivity issues.
    • Broadband or high-speed internet connection
      • Recommended: Wired connection with at least 2.0 Mbps bandwidth (bi-directional, i.e. sending and receiving)
      • Alternative: Wireless (WiFi) connection
      • Note: The use of a MiFi or mobile hotspot is not recommended and may result in connectivity issues.
    • Current version of web browser
      • Recommended: Mozilla Firefox 52 or higher, Google Chrome 80 or higher
      • Alternatives: Internet Explorer 11, Safari 11 or higher
      • Note: Microsoft Edge is not currently a supported browser.
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


  • Gathering information
  • Documenting information
  • Vetting and analyzing information
  • Organizing and writing reports

Suggested Audience

  • Security professionals
  • Facility safety and security officers
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Individuals involved in security operations
  • Emergency Medical Services personnel
  • Arson Investigators
  • Fire and Rescue personnel

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 4.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • 4.00 hours – Texas Department of Public Safety – Private Security Bureau

Other Information

  • After registering online for this course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us at (979) 845-6677 or

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
  • Purchase Order – Complete registration form and send to or fax to (877) 289-9715
  • Check – Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX – ILEPSE, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842


TEEX Policies
TEEX Participant Handbook

Online courses: Refunds are not available for eLearning courses, nor may the course be transferred from one customer to another.

This class should be the standard.

— Crime Scene Investigation
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