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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

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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

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All Students receive

Certificate of Completion

Search & Seizure Pocket Guide

Meet your Instructors

At Blue to Gold Law Enforcement Training, we specialize in transforming complex legal principles into actionable knowledge for officers. Our team, including experts who have real-world experience as police officers and district attorneys, brings decades of hands-on experience in both the field and classroom. Our mission is clear: to enhance officer safety and community trust through a deep understanding of case law. Our courses are designed to be engaging and relevant, ensuring officers can confidently apply what they learn in real-world situations. By focusing on critical areas such as search and seizure and the limits of police authority, we aim to minimize legal errors and promote effective, ethical policing. Choose Blue to Gold for training that prepares you to make the right decisions when it counts.

Testimonials

Joe Scheerer
Joe Scheerer
2024-03-12
The in-person training, on-demand, and live online training provided by Blue to Gold is an absolute necessity for law enforcement personnel throughout the nation. Regardless if you are a new patrol cop to a seasoned Detective, you will get your value out of these courses. In addition, the training materials (books) they have available are also a must have to assist in making sound decisions on the road, articulating in your reports and testimony, or just as a patrol reference. I highly recommend purchasing every one of Blue to Gold's books. Each one is written in an easy-to-read and "cop talk" format. They are also organized in a manner to allow for quick reference. Overall, the cost of the training and books versus the value is unmatched. 5 out of 5 stars over and over again. -JS / Patrol Deputy
Kyle Hackett
Kyle Hackett
2024-03-12
Outstanding training that's straight to the point. No wasted time or extra useless information muddying the waters. The fact that it's free is a huge plus, as well. Hands down best Search and Seizure training available anywhere.
Ed Spann
Ed Spann
2024-03-06
As always, this presentation was outstanding and very informative. Thank you, Sir!
James Shrader
James Shrader
2024-03-05
Great training topics and information for everyday application.
Joseph Hart
Joseph Hart
2024-03-05
Awesome training. Very helpful and relevant information.
Ashley Hayes
Ashley Hayes
2024-03-05
So good love btg trainings
Amanda Williams
Amanda Williams
2024-03-05
All law enforcement, rookies to veterans need to attend this training! Amazing training!
joe richard
joe richard
2024-03-05
Great class
LiNo JP
LiNo JP
2024-03-05
It was a great webinar. Free cost and very informative.
Dan Coll
Dan Coll
2024-03-05
I just wish I had found you sooner!

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