Legal Tips for Police Officers-Dixon-canceled

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Dixon Police Department
220 S. Hennepin Avenue
Dixon, IL
Instructor: Judge Daniel Shanes
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0

This Class has been canceled


This course will provide legal guidance on many topics, so that evidence police officers obtain will be admissible at trial and the officers will be able to avoid civil liability for themselves and their agencies.  This course will discuss, review and analyze recent criminal case law as it applies to police officers.  Judge Shanes will engage the officers in real-life scenarios, applying the legal principles with them in a manner that they should then take back and use during their law enforcement duties.

Topics will include:

  • Avoiding the need to give a suspect “Miranda” warning
  • Using the “knock and talk” doctrine to question people
  • The latest developments regarding vehicle searches
  • Benefits for officers and agencies from obtaining search warrants
  • How a consensual encounter differs from a person being stopped by police
  • Relying upon an anonymous 911 caller to conduct a vehicle stop
  • New developments in the law regarding consent searches
  • Searches incident to arrest and U.S. Supreme Court decision on cell phones
  • How to interview witnesses so their statements will be admissible at trial if they later change their story


This class meets the following mandates:

  1. Law Updates     
  2. Civil Rights                        
  3. Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority
  4. Lead Homicide Investigator training