- December 9, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
About the Course:
We are now in a time where police officers are being held accountable more than ever for their actions. How can you possibly know what to do legally when you’ve never been advised of what the courts have deemed acceptable and non-acceptable practice? Simply relying on “What you’ve heard” or “What was taught in the academy” does not suffice for the modern-day Law Enforcement Officer. YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS STUFF! We are constantly showing police officers what they are doing wrong and how to do it right based on Supreme Court Decisions.
This is a career changing one-day seminar developed by a Pennsylvania police officer to show other Pennsylvania police officers what needs to be followed ensuring compliance with our state’s case law. As police officers we are expected to know the answers, well now you’ll get them. This knowledge will give any police officer, from rookie to veteran, the ability to make more informed decisions in a variety of different circumstances that police officers face on both a frequent and infrequent basis. We have selected the cases that are paramount for every police officer to be familiar with and will explain them in a practical, entertaining, and easily understood way. When we know how the law permits us to operate, we do our jobs more effectively, professionally, and with more confidence.
Everything taught in this course was taken from existing Pennsylvania law journals and manuals. The student will be given all the sources from where the material for this course was obtained so they will be able to reference cases during their duties. Topics covered include: developing reasonable suspicion and probable cause, vehicle search and seizure, K-9 case-law, motor vehicle law misconceptions, criminal interdiction, compelling identification, warrantless searches, perfecting the use of Miranda and receiving effective waivers, recently updated cases, legal research, and report writing.
Daniel Foster began his law enforcement career in 2011 as a Pennsylvania police officer. He has served as a military police officer in the United States Marine Corps from 2010 – 2017 and is currently a member of the United States Air Force. Foster is presently employed as a Police Officer in the Patrol Division of a Western Pennsylvania municipality where he serves as a Field Training Officer and the Team Leader for his agency’s Criminal Interdiction Unit and is a member of a countywide Drug Task Force. Early in his career, Dan understood the importance of mastering case law to guide his actions in the field. His vast knowledge of case law has directly led to numerous significant arrests and seizures. Viewed as a case law expert among his peers he is routinely called upon to offer legal guidance in the field. Foster is a recipient of a National Interdiction Award and has received numerous other awards throughout his military and law enforcement careers. Additionally, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice and Business Administration. Foster is also an IACP certified Drug Recognition Expert.
Venue: Newtown, PA