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Advanced Search and Seizure Law

Tue, February 11, 2020
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST

THIS IS A CLOSED SESSION – Contact the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for registration information.

This challenging full day 8-hour course is designed for experienced law enforcement officers who already possess a background knowledge and functional experience in search and seizure law. The instruction is advanced and fast-paced and uses case studies to explain the development and the current status of the legal aspects of searches and seizures.


Topics Covered:
1. The legal developments in the two types of searches since the USSC decision in United States v. Jones.
2. The legal developments in the increased protection being afforded to curtilage.
3. The complex legal aspects of making traffic stops to conduct drug distribution investigations.
4. The legal developments in searches incident to arrest.
5. Mastering the concept of consent searches, including apparent authority.
6. Conducting searches and seizures of digital storage devices.
7. Developments in obtaining cell site location information and pinging cellphone location.
8. Applying the concept of the “Fourth Amendment Dominoes”
9. Emerging trends in Search and Seizure Law, including the evolving law of traffic stops

Organizer/Presenter: Retired FLETC Senior Legal Instructor Bruce-Alan Barnard is a nationally-renown law enforcement legal educator and former federal prosecutor. Over the last 25 years, he has provided training on the legal aspects of law enforcement to over 30,000 federal, tribal, state, and local law enforcement officers as well as thousands of prosecutors. Bruce is a Subject Matter Expert for Search and Seizure Law as well as Electronic Surveillance Law and the related legal aspects of law enforcement. Bruce is the Director of LEA ONE and conducts training in classrooms and online and hosts the podcast Broadcast Blue for LEOs.


Feb 11 2020


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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West Palm Beach, FL
4215 Cherry Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
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