In this archive episode, Dennis reminds officers to think beyond patrol and have an investigator’s mindset as well. Recorded on 12/10/2018.

For NJ Police Officer Reference:

State of NJ Birkenmeier 2006 –

We hold that, under the circumstances presented, the information presented by the confidential informant, once corroborated by the observations of the police, provided reasonable suspicion to stop defendant’s car. We also hold that, once the car was stopped lawfully and the odor of marijuana detected by the police, there was probable cause and exigent circumstances to search the passenger compartment of defendant’s car. Finally, we hold that, once the police lawfully discovered the marijuana in the passenger compartment, there was reasonable suspicion to support the request for defendant’s consent to search his home, a consent that was freely and voluntarily given.