Technology is great! Smartphones provide access to information, email, and allows you to send a quick text message. When it comes to taking notes, the best method is still the tried and true notebook.
A notebook that easily fits in your uniform pocket, and a pen or pencil provides the quickest method for jotting down notes, phone numbers and important dates. Later, when you have the opportunity, you can convert your written notes in to an electronic format. You can quickly look up notes by flipping through the pages to find what you are looking for.
More importantly, Safety is improved with a field notebook and pen. You can drop it quickly if you have to respond quickly to a suspect without fear of damaging it.
Make sure you carry your field notebook each time you report to duty.
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