SEARCHES AND SEIZURES
Critical Task: 03-3748.00-8020
In this lesson you will learn to identify the procedures to conduct a legal search and seizure.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Identify the procedures to conduct a legal search and seizure.
You will have this subcourse, paper and pencil.
To demonstrate competency of this task you must achieve a minimum score of 70 percent
on the subcourse examination.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications: AR
27-10, AR 190-22, AR 195-5, AR 210-10, FM 19-10, FM 19-20, MCM, and UCMJ.
In Lesson 1, Searches-and Seizures, you will discuss--
Procuring and executing search authorizations.
Searching persons, vehicles, and buildings.
The Plain View Doctrine.
As a military police duty officer or commander, you will be responsible for overseeing the searches and seizures
made by your personnel. Searches must be conducted in a lawful manner to detect the presence of any weapons,
evidence, contraband, and to ensure the admissibility of these items in a court-martial. As the supervisor, you
must know the laws and procedures necessary for conducting searches and seizing evidence and contraband.
Since there are so many legal considerations regarding searches and seizures, Army regulations, field manuals,
and case law, examples will be provided.