This course is intended to reach those Patrol Officers, Detectives and First Line Supervisors who want to have a complete understanding of Criminal Procedure. This program will take you from initial contact to conviction.  This training program has been designed to provide you with a comprehensive, in-depth review of the foundational concepts of criminal procedure, recent case law and  ramifications to the 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments of our Constitution, as well as Articles 12 & 14 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights.

DAY 1

  • Threshold Inquires
  • Stop & Frisk
  • MV Stops & Exit Orders
  • Protective Sweeps
  • Hot Pursuit (Felony/Misdemeanor)
  • Community Caretaker
  • Warrantless Searches
  • Emergency Aid Exception
  • Consent Searches
  • Plain View Seizure
  • Search Incident to a Lawful Arrest
  • Inventory Searches
  • Searches in a School Setting
  • Exigent Circumstances

DAY 2

  • Miranda (Adult & Juvenile)
  • Requirements for a Valid Waiver
  • Custody & the Functional Equivalent
  • Interested Adult
  • Public Safety Exceptions to Miranda
  • Rosario Waivers
  • Humane Practice Rule
  • Use of Translators
  • Eyewitness Identification
  • Photo Arrays
  • Show Ups
  • Line Ups
  • In Court Identification
  • Composite Sketches
  • Voice Identification
  • Discovery Requirements
  • Review of Rule 14 of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure