You recently arrested Shane White during a routine traffic stop for possession of heroin. The defendant consented to the search, and heroin was found to be in his possession. He was arrested without incident. Assume the following:

  1. No witness statements are available.
  2. The heroin seized totaled was 15 grams and field tested positive.
  3. Assume that he was cooperative.
  4. Assume the offense occurred in Michigan.

All of the other information not provided can be made up. Please feel free to be as creative as you want.

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

  • What should be the 3 main components of an initial report? Explain why.
  • Which of the 3 components do you feel is the most important? Why?
  • What are the functions of the narrative section of a report?
    • Do you feel that the narrative is important? Why or why not?
  • In your own words, how should a narrative section should be written?
  • What challenges do you think can exist due to a poorly written narrative on a police report? Explain.
  • What best practices should employed when writing police reports.