Results: 33 Items
March 9, 2017
During its 2015-2016 session, the U.S. Supreme Court decided cases of interest to the law enforcement community.
February 10, 2016
This article focuses on the role that handcuffs play in determining whether a subject is in custody for purposes of officers having to give Miranda warnings and how courts have addressed this important issue.
December 9, 2014
A well-drafted policy on employees use of social media, coupled with efforts to ensure employees are educated about the potential pitfalls of inappropriate use of social media, will serve to protect the agency’s operational interests while recognizing the ways government employees can and do use social media responsibly and appropriately.
January 7, 2014
This article provides a brief synopsis of Supreme Court cases of interest to the law enforcement community during the 2012 to 2013 term and a summary of cases the Supreme Court has agreed to hear in the 2013 to 2014 term.
December 10, 2013
The laws governing searches of mobile communication devices incident to arrest have become increasingly complex.
August 6, 2013
Law enforcement agencies must have a thorough understanding of the decisions in Missouri v. McNeely when collecting evidence during alcohol-related driving investigations.
June 4, 2013
The principles on which these cases were decided are at the very core of the Fourth Amendment—that is, how to determine whether “probable cause” exists and whether a “search” has occurred.
April 9, 2013
Law enforcement officers must recognize the various factors that determine when detaining suspects falls within the protective umbrella of Miranda.
January 8, 2013
National security letters give the U.S. government an effective tool to obtain certain information to help detect and disrupt the activities of terrorists and spies.
November 1, 2012
A number of Supreme Court decisions of particular importance to law enforcement are summarized.
September 1, 2012
This doctrine provides important legal protections for officers in the performance of their duties.
August 1, 2012
While fulfilling their missions, agencies must ensure that citizens continue to enjoy their rich, well-protected First Amendment rights.
May 1, 2012
Legislative changes have provided Indian Country with needed improvements in jurisdiction and the criminal justice system.
April 1, 2012
Important laws help enable law enforcement officers to seize criminal profits and deter future crimes.
March 1, 2012
The Supreme Court’s decision in this important case provides valuable guidance for officers in matters related to the Fourth Amendment.