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Mastering Search & Seizure

Mastering Search & Seizure combines two of Blue to Gold’s most popular classes: Advanced Search & Seizure and Advanced Traffic Stops and added additional topics like community caretaking and emergency aid exception.

This class is vital for any officer, at any level, with any experience. Students will complete the course with a mastery of search and seizure and will know how to make good case law…more importantly…why!

The instruction is eye-opening, fast-paced, not boring because our senior instructors are retired police officers turned attorneys.

This class will empower Law Enforcement Officers to Make Legally Defensible Decisions

As a law enforcement officer, it is essential to have a thorough understanding of the Fourth Amendment and how it applies to search and seizure situations. This is where Advanced Search and Seizure training comes in.

The goal of this course is to help officers independently analyze and solve Fourth Amendment problems, leading to a reduction or elimination of lawsuits and the ability to make good case law. By the end of the course, students will understand when the Fourth Amendment applies, the requirement of consent, recognized exceptions, or a warrant for every search or seizure, and much more.

The course is broken down into several modules, starting with a solid understanding of the Fourth Amendment. The class then teaches the three requirements for consent searches, community caretaking, six warrantless motor vehicle searches, and more.

Our training is high-energy and interactive, ensuring that students stay engaged and motivated throughout the course. Upon completion, all students will receive a completion certificate and the Search & Seizure Survival Guide, providing them with a handy reference for future use.

Don’t miss this opportunity to empower yourself and your colleagues with the skills and knowledge needed to make legally defensible decisions in search and seizure situations. Sign up for Mastering Search and Seizure training today.

Course Introduction

1) Instructor introduction.

  1. 1)  Explain the course objective.
    1. a)  Recognize ho thee Fourth Amendment applies to each situation.
    2. b)  Demonstrate the understanding that every search and seizure requiresconsent, a recognized exception, or a warrant.
    3. c)  Translate the Fourth Amendment to make good case law.
  2. 2)  Encourage attendees to ask questions and share feedback with other attendees.
  3. 3)  Explain that certificates will be emailed after the class and each student will be registered in the Blue to Gold University.
  4. 4)  Go over the three disclaimers:
    1. a)  Laws and agency standard operating procedures may be more restrictive. Blue to Gold teaching the federal standard unless otherwise stated. Therefore, students must know their state and local requirements in addition to the federal standard.
    2. b)  If students have any doubts about their actions, ask a supervisor or legal advisor.
    3. 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.
  5. 5)  Course Objectives:
    1. a)  Discuss how to independently analyze and solve Fourth Amendment problems.
    2. b)  Discuss how to make legally defensible decisions as it relates to the Fourth Amendment.

Module One: Legal Fundamentals

1) Who did the search or seizure

2) What is a protected area

3) Did a search or seizure occur

4) Did you have CREW

Module Two: Search & Seizure Golden Rules

1) Report Articulation

2) Reasonable actions vs. seriousness of crime

3) How to conduct warrantless searches

Module Three: Who did the search or seizure

1) When does a private search become a government search.

2) Searching digital devices

3) Lawful access

Module Four: Was it a protected area?

1) Fourth Amendment protections

a) People

b) Structures and curtilage

c) Data

d) Possessions

2) People

3) Curtilage

a) Legal definition of curtilage

b) What you can do on curtilage

c) Reasons to be on curtilage

4) Data

a) Warrantless digital device searches

5) Private possessions

6) Abandoned Property

a) How to search

Module Five: Did a search or seizure occur?

1) Two searches: Privacy or Trespass

a) Reasonable expectations of privacy as seen by the public.

b) Trespass, protected area and intent

2) Seizure of a person

a) Show of authority

b) Physical seizure

c) Civil liability

3) Seizure of property

a) Legal definition of “Seizure of Property”

Module Six: Did you have CREW

1) Consent

2) Recognized Exception

3) Warrant



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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