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    When you get a report call or arrest do you do all your work from your car or in the office.

    When I get a report I go sit somewhere and do it on my laptop and send it into the system from out on the road. When I get an arrest I transport the subject to our admin office put him in a detention cell, get his booking paperwork done at the office (also drop off evidence), then take him to the correctional center behind our admin building. If there is no evidence to drop off and I have valid ID from the suspect on his person, I'll do his booking paperwork on the road, and send it to the printer at the correctional center's intake and take the suspect straight to jail. Then I get back on the road 10-8 and do the report, send it in the system, then I do the 48hr warrant and send it from my in car computer to a printer at either our admin building or one of our substations. At somepoint during the shift, usually before I go home when I'm turning in tickets or other paperwork ie....tow reciepts..whatever, I go in get my 48 hour warrant sign it and roll out.

    we had a guy on my shift who left our dept, went to Texas and joined Dallas Pd, then came back. He said, when they make an arrest they stay at the station until all paperwork and reports are complete before going back out on the road. Just wondering how many of you do your paperwork.
    Last edited by creolecop; 09-29-2009, 02:07 AM.
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    It's a matter of personal style here. Some go out of service and write all their reports right after the call or arrest. Some write them all at the end of shift. I tend to write mine all together. Some write in their cars or some at stations or store fronts. I'm a car guy myself... but if near the end of shift or I'm backed up I'll write inside. If I have a partner I can write while he is doing the booking. Some reports a can write in a couple days or so, depending on the charge or report type. The vast majority of my reports are arrests.

    Some people like to "milk" calls and hang out inside. Every time I see them I call them "firemen," since they take a call and come back to the station.

    Personally I make an effort not to return to the station after going in service. My station is not in my service area. We can submit them from the field wirelessly, but have to physically have a SGt read them first.
    Last edited by nobodyjr; 09-29-2009, 02:25 AM.

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    • #3
      At the station. They have promised us that our laptops will eventually be able to electronically send in reports...coming soon in 2055 to the LAPD, besides, not too many places you want to park in LA and bury your head into a report
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      • #4
        All reports must be HAND written in the car. Some of the Sgt will let us complete the arrest/booking form inside the jail and some will not. I've seen officers park the car in the parking lot and write reports before walking inside....

        Warrants are done at the station on the computer.

        Accident reports are hand written in the car was well. Drawings are allowed to be done in the squad room.
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        • #5
          We can do all paper work inside our car. To get someone booked into jail all you need is the charging document wether its a ticket or warrant, and then an arrest report. Its a waste of time taking them back to the office and then jail.

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          • #6
            Most reports are done at the car, except arrests that are done at the jail. The only paperwork that has to be done before getting back on the road for arrests in the PC affidavit, which can take 20 minutes to 4 hours (depending on the call, or more importantly the officer).

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            • #7
              We have the ability to doth both, but I find the laptop is not as reliable when preparing reports. Our server system either still has glitches or the AT&T wireless goes down at the most inoportune times. I hate it when reports get dumped and I have to redo them.

              Although RIMS is tied from the laptop to the main server, the document format just looks different and has a tendency to throw me off anyway.

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              • #8
                I usually do mine in my vehicle. I have the ability to do my arrest report and offense reports from my vehicle. If I have alot of evidence to drop then I would go to the station.
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                • #9
                  I do all my reports from the car after I get back 10-8. I don't want to milk a call and work on the report and leave other officers to handle calls on my beat. We can submit everything from our laptops, so I don't need to use the computers in the station.

                  All of my booking paperwork is done at the jail.

                  I take evidence back to the station after I get done booking at the jail.

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                  • #10
                    Most guys on here seem to have it good with their ADA/DA's office.

                    In NYC, not one boro has 24/7 ADA's or anything usefull.

                    Waste of resources, time and MONEY to have a cop taken off patrol if they make an arrest after 10pm and wait until the ada/da calls back at 830am-who knows when to sign an affidavit they fax over to sign.

                    We will input all things on PAPER and only then it is dropped off at the precinct and then signed off in a day or two.

                    Ayyy... most of you guys have it good.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by NYCTNT View Post
                      Most guys on here seem to have it good with their ADA/DA's office.

                      In NYC, not one boro has 24/7 ADA's or anything usefull.

                      Waste of resources, time and MONEY to have a cop taken off patrol if they make an arrest after 10pm and wait until the ada/da calls back at 830am-who knows when to sign an affidavit they fax over to sign.

                      We will input all things on PAPER and only then it is dropped off at the precinct and then signed off in a day or two.

                      Ayyy... most of you guys have it good.
                      That does suck. Last I checked, we're cops, and all we need to arrest someone and turn in is PC, not for some prosecutor to sign off on it. Here, you arrest them, and the State has 30 days to decide rather or not they'll take the case.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NYCTNT View Post
                        Most guys on here seem to have it good with their ADA/DA's office.

                        In NYC, not one boro has 24/7 ADA's or anything usefull.

                        Waste of resources, time and MONEY to have a cop taken off patrol if they make an arrest after 10pm and wait until the ada/da calls back at 830am-who knows when to sign an affidavit they fax over to sign.

                        We will input all things on PAPER and only then it is dropped off at the precinct and then signed off in a day or two.

                        Ayyy... most of you guys have it good.
                        The only time we need to speak with our ADA's or DA is when we show up for our supeona'd court date. Thats just weird to have to run everything by a lawyer, if they can do it all why not have the ADA's strap on the gun and badge then they can do it all themselves. So after you have told someone their under arrest, and you wait on your pimple faced college kid to review your case what if he says it's legal but he thinks it's something they don't need to deal with, then what? do you just have to let them go?
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                        • #13
                          Our car IS our office.
                          This profession is not for people looking for positive reinforcement from the public. Very often it can be a thankless job and you can't desire accolades, because those are not usually forthcoming. Just do your job to the best of your ability and live with the decisions you've made.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by deputy x 2 View Post
                            Our car IS our office.
                            x2 And everything is hand written in black ink.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TEX_DEPUTY View Post
                              x2 And everything is hand written in black ink.
                              X3....But in INK?.....that sucks monkey chunks.....we write our crime reports in pencil.....that way you can make corrections ect without having to re-write the entire page.

                              Most of our report writing is done in the car.....I have known more than a few Sgts who would toss your butt out of the station if they caught you writing paper during shift.
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