(2) Normally, the first entry in the notes should relate to the complaint.
Include the date and time the complaint was received, the name of the complainant
and the names of victims or suspects. Include, also, the location of the crime or
incident, the substance of the complaint, and the complaint and report number if
known. All persons should be fully identified when first mentioned in these notes.
(3) One of the best methods by which you can learn the skill to take such
notes regarding the crime scene, is to proceed step-by-step using the following
PART E - RECORDING THE CRIME SCENE.
This section is to provide you with a step-by-step method for taking investigative
notes and recording the crime scene.
You will also learn how photographs and
sketches become an integral part of this.
Keep in mind that the following is a
suggested sequence for notetaking.
REMEMBER: The name of the investigator, the case number, and the date must be
recorded on the uppermost right-hand corner of each page of notes.
Each is then
numbered in sequence at the bottom center.
RESPOND TO NOTIFICATION:
Record the time, date, and how the incident was reported to you and
Note the time, date, and location of the incident.
Obtain full identification, addresses, and telephone numbers of
persons related to the incident.
Learn the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY, and HOW of the incident.