Police Legal Advisor Training Program (PLATP)

This updated four-day training program is specifically designed for those who provide legal advice to law enforcement agencies.

Cocoa Beach, Florida   May 10-13, 2022

This four-day course presents a comprehensive look at the legal aspects of law enforcement important to police legal advisors. The course fee is $950. Certification for thirty-two hours of CLE (including four hours of ethics and two hours of anti-bias training) has been requested from the Florida Bar and will be sought from other state bar associations upon request. Although this course is designed for Police Legal Advisors, it also provides an outstanding review of the law important to state and federal prosecutors as well as Police Academy Instructors and Law Enforcement Training Supervisors.

A limited number of rooms are being made available at a special discounted group rate of $141 per night. Reservation information, including a special group reservation link, will be provided upon registration. The cut-off date for room reservations is April 11, 2022.

Tuesday, May 10 – Day 1

Search and Seizure Law for Police Legal Advisors

Fourth Amendment Refresher

Search Warrant Application and Execution

Warrantless Searches and Seizures

The Evolving Law of Traffic Stops

Wednesday, May 11 – Day 2

The Legal Aspects of the Use of Force

Societal Pressures on the “Reasonable Officer” Standard

Qualified Immunity and Deadly Force

Use of Force Case Law Updates

Electronic Surveillance and Emerging Technologies

Technology and the Law

Location Technology

Activity Technology

Mosaic Theory and Data Acquisition

Implicit Bias in Policing – Separating the Science from the Politics

This two-hour topic provides an analysis of the data from the studies designed to determine the role of bias in law enforcement decisions.

Thursday, May 12 – Day 3

Constitutional Policing

This two-hour topic provides an update on the developments of both the legal restrictions and ethical expectations of Constitutional Policing.

Interrogations and Interviews

Fifth Amendment Self-Incrimination Clause Refresher

Custody for Miranda Purposes

Interrogation and Functional Equivalents

Post-Invocation Reapproaches

The Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel

Officer Liability, Supervisor Liability, and Municipal Liability

LEO Civil Liability under Federal Law

The Evolution of Qualified Immunity

LEO Criminal Liability under Federal Law

LEO Liability under State Law

Supervisor Liability

Municipal Liability

Friday, May 13 – Day 4

Police Legal Advisor Ethics

This four-hour block of instruction provides ethics training essential to police legal advisors.

First Amendment Issues in Policing

First Amendment Issues

Dealing with First Amendment Auditors

First Amendment Retaliation

Law Enforcement Officer Training

Training Requirements

Training Accreditation

Emerging Legal Trends

This is a one-hour panel discussion about the issues that police legal advisors can expect to encounter in the near future.

Seating is strictly limited to 100 participants nationwide. The course fee is fully refundable up to one week before the training starts, so reserve your seat today!

For more information, email us at: comms@lea.agency


May 10 2022


8:00 am - 5:00 pm



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Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
Cocoa Beach, Florida


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