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Fourth Amendment

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Course study material covered, on this page, is relevant in the following course(s):

  • Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP)
  • Land Management Police Training (LMPT)
  • Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP)

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Overview:

This class explains when the Fourth Amendment applies, and what constitutes a reasonable search or seizure.  Officers learn what is needed to obtain a search or arrest warrant, how to properly execute a warrant, and when an exception to the warrant requirement applies.

 

Available Resources:

Terry v. Ohio (FLETC Talk) - Associate Chief Counsel John Besselman

Terry Frisks - Senior Instructor Jenna Solari, LGD, Sgt. Glenn Brogan; USCP, Instructor Jonathan Taber, PTD

Katz v. United States (FLETC Talk) - Branch Chief Patrick Walsh, LGD

Arizona v. Gant (FLETC Talk) - Senior Instructor George Buck, DMD

Schneckloth v. Bustamonte (FLETC Talk) - Branch Chief Paul Sullivan, LGD

Carroll v. United States (FLETC Talk) - Senior Instructor Teresa Hoyt, LGD

Airplane Overflights (FLETC Talk) - Senior Instructor Robert Cauthen, LGD

Michigan v. Sitz (FLETC Talk) - Senior Instructor Ken Anderson, LGD

New York v. Berger (FLETC Talk) - Deputy Assistant Director Ron Dionne, TMO

Government Employee Rights (FLETC Talk) - Deputy Assistant Director Bryan Lemon, MRSD

O'Connor v. Ortega (Government Workplace Searches) (FLETC Talk) - Deputy Chief Counsel Trish Besselman

Michigan v. Long (FLETC Talk) - Deputy Chief Counsel Trish Besselman

Minnesota v. Dickerson (FLETC Talk) - Associate Chief Counsel John Besselman

New York v. Belton (FLETC Talk) - Branch Chief Michael Poillucci, DMD

Florida v. Wells (FLETC Talk) -  Associate Director for Training Jay Gregorius

South Dakota v. Opperman (FLETC Talk) -  Deputy Director William Fallon

Kyllo v. United States (FLETC Talk) - Branch Chief Patrick Walsh (LGD)

GUIDANCE FOR FED LE AGENCIES REGARDING THE USE OF RACE, ETHNICITY, GENDER, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR GENDER IDENTITY (PDF) - December 2014

Racial Profiling (PDF) - June 2003