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Search and Seizure Supercharged - LEA

Class Length: 8 hours
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Register 6/7/20216/7/20210800 - 1700Denton Public Safety Training Center
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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 recent 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 Supreme Court decision in
U.S. v. Jones
2. The legal developments in when use of force constitutes a seizure since
Torres v. Madrid
3. The legal developments in the increased protection being afforded to curtilage.
4. The complex legal aspects of making traffic stops to conduct drug distribution investigations.
5. The legal developments in judicially recognized exceptions for warrantless searches and seizures.
6. Mastering the concept of consent searches, including apparent authority.
7. Conducting searches and seizures of digital storage devices.
8. Developments in obtaining cell site location information and pinging cellphone location.
9. Applying the concept of the “Fourth Amendment Dominos”
10. Emerging trends in Search and Seizure Law
11. The evolving law regarding the use of tracking devices and video surveillance and Mosaic Theory.


Officers should already possess a background knowledge of search and seizure law. 





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.. He retired from his position as a Senior
Legal Instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and is the Director of LEA ONE.
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