Misconduct can refer to report writing, which occurs when a police officer prepares or submits reports that are false, misleading, or incomplete. This can include falsifying reports to cover up misconduct, omitting important information from reports, or falsifying information in reports. The preparation of false, misleading, or incomplete reports by police officers can harm the integrity of the police department and undermine public trust in law enforcement. In some jurisdictions, the preparation of false reports can also be a criminal offense.