LEA ONE – The Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
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Legal Aspects of Traffic Stops

Every year millions of dollars and tons of illegal drugs are seized while in transit. State and local law enforcement agencies are at the “tip of the spear” when it comes to drug transportation interdiction on the public roads in the United States. This full day (8-hour) advanced course covers the search and seizure law issues that are commonly presented in conducting criminal investigations of automobiles on public roads and highways.

Topics include:

  • The legal basis for the initial stop
  • Permissible inquiry during the stop
  • Extending a stop into an investigative detention
  • Use of a K9 to establish probable cause
  • Warrantless searches of automobiles
  • Warrantless seizures of evidence and contraband
  • Also discussed: Officer Liability and Supervisor Liability

*** The West Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Program (LEPS) has awarded this class with 8 hours of in-service credit for officers below Sergeant, as well as 8 hours for supervisory in-service credit hours for Sergeant and above. ***


May 05 2020


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Beckley, WV
1 Tamarack Place, Beckley, WV 25801

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