SIRS™ 1-Day Instructor Course Outline

SIRS™ (Security Incident Reporting System)

Upon successful completion of the 1-day SIRS™ certification program, Instructors will receive the following: :

  • SIRS™ 3-year In-house Instructor certification from Personal Safety Training Inc.
  • Authorization to train and certify staff in the:
    • SIRS™ (2 hour) certification course
    • SIRS™ (4 hour) certification course
    • SIRS™ re-certification course
The SIRS™ Instructor package includes:
  • PowerPoint CD for the SIRS™ 2 hour and 4 hour
    certifications.
  • SIRS™ Instructor manual
  • SIRS™ Pocket Field Notebook
  • Copy of “Be Safe Not Sorry” – the Art and Science of keeping YOU and your family Safe from crime and violence.
  • Student tests, proficiency skills test and instructional forms
  • Maintenance of training records
  • Continual support from Handcuffing Tactics™ – Personal Safety Training Inc.

SIRS™ 1-Day Instructor Course Outline

Introduction
  • What is SIRS™
  • Write an incident report
  • Security Incident Reports Must Be
  • Report Writing Fundamentals
  • SIRS™ Objectives
  • SIRS™ Modules
  • I + R = O
Module One
WWWWWH
  • Who
  • What
  • Where
  • When
  • Why
  • How
  • Report facts, NOT opinions
Module Two
Interviews & Note Taking Skills
  • Memory Exercise
  • Interviewing (Gathering Information)
  • When Interviewing Individuals
  • Pocket Notebook for Field Notes
  • Pocket Notebooks (PNB)
  • Good Notes = Good Sentences
  • Good Sentences
  • Good Sentences = Good Reports
  • Use Notes for Writing a Report
Module Three
Narrative Characteristics
  • Narrative = Story
  • Narrative Characteristics
  • Be Descriptive in your Narrative
  • Quotes
  • Narratives should include
  • Write a Narrative
Module Four
Before, During and After
  • Details matter
  • Chronological Order
  • Write in Past Tense
  • Report Writing Exercise
  • Write a Descriptive Narrative
Module Five
Tell the Story (non-fiction)
  • 1st person – 3rd person
  • First Person Reporting
  • Tell the Story
  • Elements of the Story
  • Stylistic Report Writing
  • Use Active Voice
  • Paragraph Structure
  • Finalizing the Story
  • Write an Incident Report
Module Six
Types of Documentation
  • Types of Documentation
  • Handwritten reports
  • Electronic reports
  • Incident/Event dispatch logs
Module Seven
Documenting Use of Force
  • Elements of Reporting Force
  • The Importance of Documentation
  • Use of Force Narratives
  • Attitudes toward Reports
  • Notes
Module Eight
Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation
  • Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation
  • Your Spelling and Punctuation
  • Subject/Verb Agreement
  • Subject/Verb Agreement
  • Pronoun Antecedent Agreement
  • Write an Incident Report
Module Nine
Report Writing Skills
  • Avoid Ambiguous Pronouns
  • Avoid Security/Police Jargon
  • Avoid Wordiness
  • Use Simple Words
  • Avoid Wordy Phrases
  • Be Specific
  • Notes …
Module Ten
Post Incident Follow-Up
  • Writing a Report
  • KISS Method
  • Addendum
  • Post-incident follow-up (track and trend)
  • Report Writing Tips & Warnings
  • Practice makes ___________
  • Notes
SIRS™ Training Review
Reference Guide and Bibliography
Training Courses for YOU and your Agency
Instructor Forms and Requirements
  • Appendices
  • Adult Learners
  • PowerPoint and Manuals
  • Presenting to Staff
  • Teaching Aids
  • Instructor Presentation
  • Teaching Practice
  • Presentation Evaluation
  • Reference Guide and Bibliography
  • Procedures for Training
  • Training Requirements
  • Forms and Written Tests
  • Skills Tests
  • Course Feedback Trainers
Development Tools and Techniques