Search and Seizure Law for Cops

Police officers are routinely confronted with Fourth Amendment issues during citizen interactions. As guardians of a free society, officers must know, understand, and properly apply the Fourth’s foundational tenets. If they don’t, officers risk making evidence inadmissible, and incurring both personal and professional liability. This class is prepared with both an academic and practical perspective in mind and reviews fundamental Fourth Amendment issues such as:

  • Reasonable Suspicion
  • Probable Cause
  • What is a Search or Seizure?
  • Consensual Encounters
  • Investigative Detentions
  • Stop and Frisks
  • Detaining Victims or Witnesses
  • Arrests; Vehicles; Homes
  • Warrants of Arrest
  • Search Warrants
  • Warrant Exceptions
  • Electronic Searches
  • Class  examples and exercises using Maine case law.

Develop Better Liability Awareness: Officers may not be immune in Fourth Amendment cases, even when acting in good faith. Learn how to best protect yourself, your department, and your community.

Course Instructor: Paul Cavanaugh, Deputy District Attorney at DA IV – Augusta

This class uses Maine Fourth Amendment Case law

 

Upcoming Training

Oct 29, 2020 at 0800-1600

Location:
Dirigo Safety LLC
225 First Flight Dr.
Auburn, Maine, 04210
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Price:
$149

Nov 19, 2020 at 0800-1600

Location:
Dirigo Safety LLC
225 First Flight Dr.
Auburn, Maine, 04210
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Price:
$149