Criminal Apprehension for Patrol

Course Length: 40.0 Hours

Course Number Start Date End Date Location Instructor/Coordinator Status
LPAA17666 12/11/2017 12/15/2017 GPSTC, FORSYTH BILLY SHOEMAKER REGISTER
TBA 04/09/2018 04/13/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH BILLY SHOEMAKER
TBA 07/30/2018 08/03/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH BILLY SHOEMAKER
TBA 10/08/2018 10/12/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH BILLY SHOEMAKER

Who Should Attend: Any local or state law enforcement officer.

Prerequisite: Students must be a sworn certified law enforcement officer, certified peace officer, or employed by a law enforcement agency requiring their attendance. Each student must provide proof of completion of the GPSTC online course entitled Use of Force and De-escalation Options for Gaining Compliance. Course must have been completed within the last 12 calendar months.

This course is intended for officers assigned to traffic, patrol and interdiction duties with all levels of experience. Course attendance will result in improved legal and ethical decisions made by law enforcement officers during police - citizen encounters in accordance with federal and state law and appellate court decisions, an improvement in criminal conviction rates due to lawful search & seizure, and a reduction of risk to officers and citizens during roadside encounters, arrest situations and use of force incidents. Key topics will include law enforcement ethics, the 2-3-4 Rule, a review of significant motor vehicle case law, searching motor vehicles, contraband interdiction, response to active shooters, conducting traffic stops, use of force, and a legislative and case law review.

Special Notes: Students should bring patrol or tactical clothing, body armor, tactical flashlight, and duty belt without any additional equipment. No firearms, knives, intermediate weapons or handcuffs are permitted. Students will participate in scenario-based training throughout this course. Majority of the scenario training is outdoors. It is suggested that students be prepared for the elements (i.e. heat, cold, rain). Students should also bring a water bottle, bug spray, and sunscreen. Night practical exercises will be conducted from 6 PM to 10 PM usually scheduled for Wednesday of the class week. Printed material will not be issued in class. Students must either download or print class materials to be allowed to attend.