Onsite Training

Safety in Search and Seizure
Presenter: Community Corrections Institute

This program looks at the special issues surrounding searches conducted by parole, probation, and community corrections officers. This training provides the most current legal and tactical information regarding search and seizure. In day one of the course participants look at the legal and tactical issues surrounding search and seizure. Topics include:

  • Plain View Doctrine
  • Composition and Imposition of Search Conditions
  • Establishing the Legal Basis for a Search
  • Search Approval Considerations
  • The Skill of Conducting a Search
  • Pre-search Planning
  • Gaining Entry
  • Security Sweeps
  • Dealing with Third Parties
  • Effective Use of Law Enforcement
  • Post-Search Activities
  • Post Search Debriefing
  • Evidence Storage
  • Report Writing

In day two, participants are involved in live search scenarios during which they have the opportunity to practice the skills learned. Through hands-on participation and video review participants experience the numerous legal and safety issues inherent in conducting searches, and learn how to maximize the safety of all involved.

Upon completion of Safety in Search and Seizure, participants will be able to:

  • Express the legal basis for conducting a search
  • Develop a sound search plan
  • Conduct a safe and effective search
  • Demonstrate how to safely secure seized evidence

To request site-specific training, email Diane Kincaid or call APPA at (859)244-8196.

This Onsite Training falls under the following category:
Officer Safety