Search and Seizure for Law Enforcement

Course Hours 40.0 Hours

Course Description

Through a combination of classroom presentation, discussion, and practical application, this course provides students with guidance on the totality of the search and seizure process; from ethical considerations, to initial investigation, to application, to execution and return. Utilizing the statutory provisions of the O.C.G.A. as well as published opinions of both State and Federal appellate courts as its basis, this course will examine a wide array of common, "in the field" warranted and warrantless search and seizure scenarios from a variety of 4th Amendment based perspectives, in order to assist the student in the proper application of current standards to their circumstances at hand. Students can expect to receive instruction in basic legal research as well as information related to specific sources and source materials, all designed to aid them in furthering their education and in remaining up to date on legal issues. The concept of peace officer liability in the search and seizure process will also be examined, specifically in reference to official immunity, qualified immunity, and "clearly established law". Students will additionally receive instruction on the use of the GPSTC Search Warrant Template and prepare a search warrant affidavit and command as a performance examination.

Prerequisites

Must be a certified peace officer of the State of Georgia to attend.

Who Should Attend

The ability to apply for a Georgia search warrant is restricted by statutory provision of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, only to certified peace officers of this State. It is therefore recommended that all such peace officers consider attending this training periodically, as search and seizure law is constantly and at times, rapidly evolving.

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
01/21/2019 01/25/2019 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAA19029 Register
02/25/2019 03/01/2019 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAA19079 Register
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