How do you write a undercover police officer narrative surveillance report?

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In order to write an undercover police surveillance report, it is necessary to include what the relevant officer observed and precisely when they observed it.

That being the case, it is essential for the officer concerned to maintain accurate contemporaneous notes from which the surveillance report can be written. Any inaccuracies or inconsistencies in the notes can ultimately lead to a less-than-reliable account of what the officer saw while he or she was on surveillance.

Some degree of editing is impossible to avoid, but a surveillance report must always be comprehensive, including all the relevant details observed. If surveillance has been carried out for a considerable length of time, then it follows that a written report will need to include an awful lot of detail pertaining to the subject's movements and the undercover officer's observations.

Even in cases where undercover surveillance has yielded relatively little information, it is absolutely essential for the officer concerned to be as detailed as possible when compiling their report. Ideally, such a report should have as few narrative gaps as possible, thus allowing for a comprehensive picture to emerge.

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