Search Warrants and Affidavits: Advanced

Course Hours 24.0 Hours

Course Description

Through classroom presentation and discussion, this course provides Georgia officers with current warranted search and seizure standards as provided by Georgia statute and case law of the U.S. Supreme Court, 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, and the Georgia Court of Appeals. Topics to be covered include: the search warrant requirement, obtaining a search warrant court order, use of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) Search Warrant Template, establishing probable cause, sources of information, independent investigations, authoring the "no-knock" clause, and execution and return of warrants. Students will prepare a search warrant application and command in an end of course performance examination.

Prerequisites

Must be a certified peace officer of the State of Georgia to attend. Completion of either Search and Seizure for Law Enforcement (40 hr) or Search Warrants and Affidavits (16 hr) is also required prior to attendance.

Who Should Attend

As search and seizure is a complex, highly fact specific, and constantly evolving area of the law, the purpose of this course is to expose students to the constitutional and statutory concepts, provisions, and considerations that when properly applied, result in lawful and defensible searches and seizures.

Special Notes

For off-site courses, students must have access to a laptop or computer to attend this course. This course is required for the P.O.S.T. Advanced Certification.

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
02/04/2019 02/06/2019 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAA19044 Register
03/04/2019 03/06/2019 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAA19088 Register
04/08/2019 04/10/2019 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
05/06/2019 05/08/2019 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
07/08/2019 07/10/2019 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
09/23/2019 09/25/2019 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
10/28/2019 10/30/2019 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
11/25/2019 11/27/2019 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
01/13/2020 01/15/2020 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
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08/10/2020 08/12/2020 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
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