SEARCH AND SEIZURE
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This subcourse will reinforce your basic knowledge and understanding of the law of search and seizure,
and will further expand that knowledge. If you have no prior familiarity with this subject, this subcourse
will give you a sound working knowledge of the applicable legal principles. Several major
developments have occurred in this area in the last few years. You must understand these principles,
and how to apply them in the field. The successful completion of this subcourse will help prepare you
to assume the added responsibilities of a supervisor over those who are engaged in law enforcement
duties. Subordinates, of course, will look to you for guidance. If you don't know the law, you will be
unable to perform this vital role.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
At the end of this lesson, you will understand and be able to apply the law of search
and seizure. You will understand the law governing the conduct of searches,
seizures, and apprehensions. You will understand the law applicable to searches
and seizures that are based on a prior authorization/warrant, as well as those which
are based on an exception to the authorization/warrant requirement.
You will have this subcourse, pencil, and paper.
To demonstrate your competency of this task you must achieve a minimum of 70
percent on the subcourse examination.