Investigation Report Writing Best Practices

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Investigation reports must state the facts clearly and unambiguously to avoid misinterpretation.

Allowing the reader room for interpretation in an investigation report can have devastating consequences. Therefore, it’s important for investigators to be able to write clearly and correctly.

But not everyone has stellar writing skills and it may not be one of the high-priority subjects in an investigator’s education path. This cheat sheet covers the basics of writing investigation reports that are formatted properly, easy to understand and error-free.

  • Investigation report format
  • Information to include in each section
  • Tips for clear writing
  • What not to include
  • Formatting notes

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