January 31, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
About This Course:
The days of police officers relying on “what we’ve heard” and leaning on “we’ve always done it that way” are over! This course is a must-attend course for every police officer in New York State. Students will increase their knowledge of the legal considerations that guide their actions, and will develop the confidence to implement what they have learned to help them chart the right course of action when faced with split-second decisions in the field. Instructor Ken Rice will provide in-depth refresher on investigative street encounters provides real world examples meant to illustrate the subtle differences between NY’s levels of suspicion under De Bour, which will enable officers to better determine their authority during critical incidents. Rice will discuss car stops and the automobile exception to the warrant requirement, the legal guidelines pertaining to warrantless entries of homes, as well as tactical considerations when executing arrest and search warrants, and what level of suspicion is needed to utilize a K-9 in certain situations, and what they can do when they have a positive alert.
Furthermore, “New York Case Law That All Cops Need to Know” breaks down identification procedures and New York’s strict Right to Counsel rules that may seem like something only relevant to detectives, but these are areas that every officer on patrol must be intimately familiar with. Students will also dive into courtroom testimony and trial preparation, as well as learn about Giglio material and how to avoid adverse credibility findings that could follow them throughout the rest of their careers.
Instructor Ken Rice began his career in law enforcement in 2012 at the Midtown South Precinct then moved to the Police Commissioner’s Office, then finally to the Legal Bureau. Rice is currently a sergeant in the New York City Police Department as well as an admitted attorney. He is actively serving in his department’s Legal Bureau where he advises everyone from patrol officers to high level executives on a wide range of legal issues. Rice has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is a New York State-certified Division of Criminal Justice Services General Topics Instructor, and he has taught law enforcement officers on both the federal and state levels.
Venue: Smithtown, NY