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Crime Scene Investigation Case Law

The Crime Scene Investigator Case Law course is the ultimate training program for all sworn and non-sworn members who process crime scenes. This topic is vital because many times the evidence retrieved from the scene provides the crucial link when trying to connect the suspect to the crime. And with our expert training and cutting-edge curriculum, you’ll be able to process crime scenes with confidence, knowing that you’re getting it right every time.

The topics discussed in our course include gaining consent to process a crime scene, warrantless exceptions including imminent destruction of evidence and removal of evidence, death scene investigations, plain view and search warrants, and standing issues

The Crime Scene Investigator Course is for all sworn and non-sworn members who process crime scenes. This topic is vital because many times the evidence retrieved from the scene provides the crucial link when trying to connect the suspect to the crime. This course will help you get it right every time.

The topics discussed include:

  • Gaining consent to process a crime scene

  • Warrantless exceptions including imminent destruction of evidence and removal of evidence

  • Death scene investigations

  • Plain view and search warrants

  • Standing issues

Course Introduction

1)  Instructor introduction.

2)  Explain the course objective.

a)  Understand how the Fourth Amendment impacts how you can investigate a crime.

b)  Recognize the unique factors in each case and how they apply to the Fourth Amendment.

c)  Understand the legal definition of Plain View/Feel and Qualified Immunity.

3)  Encourage attendees to ask questions and share feedback with other attendees.

4)  Explain that certificates will be emailed after the class and each student will be registered in the Blue to Gold University.

5)  Go over the three disclaimers:

a)  Laws and agency standard operating procedures may be more restrictive. Blue to Gold teaches the federal standard unless otherwise stated. Therefore, students must know their state and local requirements in addition to the federal standard.

b)  If students have any doubts about their actions, ask a supervisor or legal advisor.

c)  The course is not legal advice, but legal education. Therefore, nothing we teach should be interpreted as legal advice. Check with your agency’s legal advisor for legal advice.

Module One: Case Law Basics

1)  The Fourth Amendment

2)  People

3)  Curtilage

4)  Standing

5)  Abandoned Property

Module Two: Crime Scenes

1)  Processing Crime Scenes

2)  Crime Scenes – Consent (implied or expressed), Exigency, or Search Warrant.

3)  Freezing Homes

a)  Prohibiting Entry

b)  Maintain Status Quo

c)  Entry and Exclude

d)  Particularity Issues

e)  Unattended Death

f)  Arson Investigations

g)  Plain View Seizure

Module Three: Witnesses

1)  Can you Compel a Victim to Testify?

2)  Material Witnesses

Module Four: Qualified Immunity

1) Review of Nicohlason v. Gutierrez


All Students receive:

Certificate of Completion

Search & Seizure Survival Guide​

Meet your Instructor

Anthony Bandiero is the Senior Legal Instructor for Blue to Gold Law Enforcement Training. He is also a Nationally Certified Instructor, and many consider him to be one of the best legal instructors in the nation. He has studied constitutional law for over twenty years and has taught search and seizure to over 30,000 officers around the country.

Before teaching search and seizure full-time, Anthony was a sergeant with the Nevada Highway Patrol in Las Vegas, Nevada. His assignments included traffic enforcement, emergency driving instructor, and training supervisor. Anthony also has experience as a municipal officer with the Elko Police Department.

Anthony’s education includes a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Harvard University. He graduated from Gonzaga School of Law in Spokane, Washington, and is a practicing member of the Washington and New Jersey State Bar.


Aaron Garrett
Aaron Garrett
Fantastic and interactive training experience. I attend many of the live webinars often.
Christopher Pfannkuche
Christopher Pfannkuche
Great presentation on consent searches. Very informative. Love the examples!
sean thompson
sean thompson
What an absolute outstanding training group!!! They make search and seizure law so simple to understand, it allows you to get it right every time!!!! Wonderful - Wonderful folks at Blue to Gold!!!!
Timothy Bedker
Timothy Bedker
Great Class. No wasted time, great refresher.
Simeon Barker
Simeon Barker
Highly relevant training and engaging presentation of information.
Bradley Canterbury
Bradley Canterbury
Jake Chupp
Jake Chupp
I have personally attended in person courses and multiple on line classes and every time I learn something new. All the instructors have a passion for their job and a passion to empower and teach law enforcement officers. Their ability to teach, explain, and go in depth on the topics they cover goes far beyond any other classes I have attended. Blue to Gold has so many published books that individuals can order on line to progress their knowledge and ability to implement laws into their day to day application on the job. These courses, on line or in person, are must have for agencies all over country. Blue to Gold training has changed the way I operator in the field for the better. I would highly recommend their training to every officer or agency that I encounter. Blue to Golds footprint in law enforcement application should be rewarded in ways they never thought imaginable. Keep up the great work. They also offer search and seizure books for almost every state in the US if not all by now. Their Bullet Proof Report Writing book should be given out by agencies or police academy’s to every officer. Best training you will ever get.

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