North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Warrantless Searches

 

Date:

Place:

January 10, 2017 - Canceled
Rescheduled for 4/19/17
Edneyville
April 25, 2017 Edneyville
Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Sworn law enforcement officers.

Course Goals:

Law enforcement officers must be knowledgeable in the laws pertaining to warrantless searches in order to lawfully apprehend criminal offenders and obtain evidence for use in prosecution. This course will review basic laws of warrantless searches in order to enable officers to lawfully and effectively perform their duties.

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:

► Review 4th Amendment requirements governing searches.
► Recognize when a “search” has occurred and identify the correct constitutional standard for conducting “searches.”
► Discuss the types of warrantless searches that may be conducted without any suspicion of wrongful conduct.
► Define “reasonable suspicion” and discuss factors courts will consider in determining the existence of reasonable suspicion.
► Discuss the types of warrantless searches that must be supported by reasonable suspicion.
► Define “probable cause” and discuss factors courts will consider in determining the existence of probable cause.
► Discuss the types of warrantless searches that do not have to be supported by probable cause.
► Discuss types of warrantless searches that may be conducted in response to a public emergency.

Methodologies:

This course employs lecture, class discussion, videos and an intensive review of judicial decisions (appellate court cases) illustrating the points made throughout the course.  

Course Requirements:

This course involves an intensive review of judicial decisions/case law.  Attendance is required at all sessions.

Registration:

Register for ALL NCJA classes (online, traditional and web-based) on our North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.


 


Course Coordinator:

Marie Evitt

 

Length of Course:

Two days - 16 hours
 

LIMIT 2 STUDENTS PER DEPARTMENT


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