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LERC is proud to announce its 39th year in business. We have been instructing police officers years before the internet. Now, students can take and complete our course in the cofort of their own homes on their own time.

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LERC is dedicated to each and every one of our customers, so we pride ourselves on our customer service. You can reach us by email or phone from 9-5, Monday through Friday.


LERC's Police Writing Course is sold at an affordable price that can satisfy any budget with a total price of only $29!

Report Writing for Increased Convictions

This is a web-based training course designed to help improve your ability to write clear, concise reports—reports that will meet legal requirements and increase your chances of conviction. The Report Writing For Increased Convictions course can be completed anytime and from any location with Internet access. You’re in control of where and when you want to learn. 

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What’s in it for you?

By sharpening your skills in police report writing, you will significantly improve clarity and produce reports more quickly and efficiently. Not only does LERC’s Report Writing Course save you time, but it also gives you the knowledge to write more consistent, clear and concise records that will hold up and allow for more convictions in the court room. Excellent report writing skills are critical to the success of all law enforcement professionals. These skills are the cornerstone to achieving:

  • Professional growth
  • Career advancement
  • Personal satisfaction in securing more convictions

How Does it Affect Your Writing?

LERC trains officers to document instances so that citizens and officers alike easily understand the content. Also, it teaches law enforcement professionals how to organize written information in digestible modules, allowing for the report details to be easy to read, understand and absorb.

What Makes us Qualified?

2019 celebrates the Law Enforcement Resource Center’s 39th year training officers. We are proudly endorsed by Lieutenant Jon Kingsbury, a certified law enforcement officer and trainer with over 20 years experience with the Minneapolis Police Department located in Minneapolis, MN. You can read more about Lt. Kingsbury here.


Now, Where Do You Start?

You can sign up for our Web Course by clicking the button to the right. We look forward to helping you take the next big step forward in your career.

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History of Report Writing

Report Writing for Increased Convictions was originally released in 1994 as a booklet and training manual. It was launched as a web course in 2004, and upgraded and relaunched in 2017.
Jim Woelm

Jim Woelm


LERC started as a county library for police that could rent films back in the 1970s. Jim’s Woelm’s company, Greattapes Corporation maintained and cleaned the films for the county. After the county ran out of money, the county reached out to Jim and asked if he would take over the company and asked if he could create new training materials to replace the outdated films.

Max Woelm

Max Woelm


Max, Jim’s son took over operations for MediaXpress, Samedayflash, and LERC in 2004. He is the current CEO of the company and can be found at his office on weekdays, and fishing with his family on the weekends.

Dean & Stan Berry


Since completing his graduate degree from Yale University, Stan has devoted his life to improving the writing skills of over 100,000 executives, attorneys, scientists, engineers, architects, CPAs and other business and government professionals at many Fortune 500 corporations and government agencies with his Executive Communication Program.

Dave Ericson

Police lieutenant

At the time of publishing, Dave Ericson served as a Lieutenant with the Bloomington PD, and worked with Stan and Dean Berry to publish Report Writing for Increased Convictions.

Ellen Pence


An American scholar and a social activist. She co-founded the Duluth Domestic Abuse Intervention Project, an inter-agency collaboration model used in all 50 states in the U.S. and over 17 countries. A leader in both the battered women's movement and the emerging field of institutional ethnography, she was the recipient of numerous awards including the Society for the Study of Social Problems Dorothy E. Smith Scholar Activist Award (2008) for significant contributions in a career of activist research.

Michael Paymar

Judicial Representative

Minnesotan politician and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), he represented District 64B, which includes portions of the city of Saint Paul in Ramsey County, which is part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. He is also a resource specialist for the Battered Women's Justice Project.

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