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How do I write a police statement?

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To write a police statement, list your contact information, specific details about the crime, such as the time and location of the incident, and names and contact information of the people who were involved, if possible. Write physical descriptions of the people involved, make a statement about what you witnessed and include any additional information you have, such as a vehicle model and license plate number.

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  1. Provide your contact information and officer badge numbers

    Supply the police with your name, phone number, address and other applicable contact information they ask for. Also, provide the name, rank and badge numbers of any officers present.

  2. Describe the crime in your own words, and answer police questions

    Provide detailed information about the crime. If the police ask questions with the purpose of clarifying your statement, provide even more details about the incident.

  3. Read over your statement, and sign it

    Check the written statement for accuracy and clarity, and make any corrections if necessary. If you left out an important detail, inform the officer, and have him add this information to your statement.

  4. Follow up with the police department

    Follow up with the police department to determine if any actions were taken. You can also amend your statement, if necessary, during this time.

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