The student will develop an understanding of general search and seizure requirements as well as obtain the ability to author a sound search warrant. Emphasis is placed on general criminal investigations including vehicle searches, narcotics seizures and warrantless searches as well as authoring search warrants specific to body intrusions, digital devices (cell phones/computers/social media) and special circumstances. The course will allow patrol Officers and Investigators to write search warrants based upon scenarios and participate in practical exercises inclusive of all phases of the search warrant process.
The student will develop a better understanding of general search and seizure requirements as well as obtain the ability to author a sound search warrant by understanding each of the following topic areas.
Instructor and student introductions
Legal requirements for a search
4th Amendment to the United States Constitution
Motor Vehicle Searches
Search and Seizure – Bodily Intrusion
California Penal Code 1546 (CalECPA)
Searches of digital devices
Search Warrant terminology
CA PC 1523-1529
Components of a Search Warrant A. Search Warrant
Search Warrant Returns
Locations and Items to be searched and legal descriptions
Items to be searched for – CAPC152
Appropriate Language to Request Items
Overbroad search warrants leading to it being invalid
Special Circumstances – Hobbs
General Seal orders
Anticipatory Search Warrants and Other Uses
Presenting a Search Warrant to a Judge
Physical “paper” search warrant
Electronically submitted search warrant
Telephonic search warrant
Service of a Search Warrant
Developing an operations plan
Warrants to be used through Patrol Investigations
Cellular Telephone Records
Active Geo/Locate Pings
Students will be provided scenarios which they will complete a search warrant
Student search warrants will be discussed with class
David Hubbard is a Lieutenant for the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. He holds a master’s degree in administration and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice management. David has worked a multitude of assignments including patrol and Detectives.
David has developed a passion for criminal law, specifically in the area of constitutional law and search warrants, as well as use of force analysis. David has trained law enforcement from throughout the state in Search and Seizure, Sexual Assault Investigations, Interview and Interrogation, Search Warrants, Ethics and Use of Force analysis.
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