Course detail: Legal Issues in Car Stops and Asset Forfeiture

Course Description:

Legal Issues in Car Stops: 0800-1200

This class examines the many legal issues involved in car stops. Through the use of a timeline, the anatomy of a car stop is broken down into pieces to better discuss a law enforcement officer's authority to perform certain tasks at certain times and under certain circumstances. Topics include temporary detentions, reasonable suspicion, probable cause, consent, safety stops, tipsters, use of K-9s, interdiction techniques, searches and interviews. An expanded discussion of certain issues including criminal interdiction, drug K-9 and searches of cell phones will also be included.

Asset Forfeiture: 1300-1700

This class discusses the seizure and forfeiture to law enforcement agencies property such as currency, cars, houses, and businesses that have been used or gained through violations of state and federal law. The topics of public policy, law enforcement authority and forfeiture investigative techniques are examined. An overview of the Kansas Drug Tax Act is reviewed allowing participants to better understand the differences between the KDTA and forfeiture law. The course will also cover information for administrators on the retention and use of forfeiture funds.

Core Competencies:
  • Participantswill employ best practices as they investigate any crime from its beginning toits eventual disposition; either as an individual, or as part of aninvestigatory team.
  • Participantswill exhibit fairness in policing while giving people a voice and performinglaw enforcement duties with impartiality and the necessary level oftransparency to sustain and strengthen public trust.
Instructional Methods:
  • Lecture
  • Class Discussion
Who Should Attend:
  • Law Enforcement Officers
Course Requirements:
  • 100% Attendance and Participation

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