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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.

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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

 

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All Students receive

Certificate of Completion

Search & Seizure Survival 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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