Legal Tips for Police Officers-Belvidere

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Monday, April 29, 2019
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Boone County PSB - Basement Classroom
615 N. Main Street
Belvidere, IL
Instructor: Judge Daniel Shanes

Members' Fee: $0
Sworn Non-Members' Fee: $0
Non-Members' Fee: $85

Police work is difficult, and an officer’s uncertainty about the law can make the job even harder when dealing with issues like search and seizure, interviewing witnesses, or just investigating possible criminal behavior. This course will provide legal guidance on these and many other 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 as they go about their law enforcement duties. Join us for a practical discussion if important legal issues that currently impact police operations.

Topics include:

• Avoiding the need to give a suspect Miranda warnings

• 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 the 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

Meets (7) Mandates!

This course has been certified by the ILETSB and approved to meet the following mandates:

☒ Civil Rights

☒ Constitutional & Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority

☐ Cultural Competency

☒ Human Rights

☐ Intro Mental Health Awareness

☒ Law Updates

☒ Lead Homicide Investigator

☒ Use of Force (must include scenario based/similar training)

☒ Procedural Justice

☐ Sexual Assault Investigator Training

☐ Psychology of Domestic Violence

☐ Sexual Assault Trauma Informed Response