- April 21, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
About the Course:
Currently, police officers are being held accountable more than ever for their actions. Officers cannot possibly know what to do legally, when they have never been advised of what the courts deem acceptable or 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. Street Cop Training strives to show police officers what they are doing wrong and how to do it right based on Supreme Court Decisions.
Intended for Pennsylvania police officers, “Mastering Pennsylvania Search and Seizure” is a career changing one-day seminar. The course is designed to show officers what needs to be followed in order to follow the state’s case law. This course is intended for all officers, from the rookie to veteran. An officer’s ability to make informed decisions, in a variety of different circumstances, will ensure they exude confidence while conducting legal and compliant enforcement actions. Street Cop Training has selected paramount cases to be known by every police officer. The course will explain them in a practical, entertaining and easily understood manner.
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.
Instructor 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. Foster is also a member of the countywide Drug Task Force. Early in his career, Foster 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.