Midwest Counterdrug Training Center

Writing Narcotic Search Warrants
Monday, December 7 - Wednesday, December 9, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
Directions: 7105 NW 70th Ave, Johnston, IA 50131

Limited No Cost Lodging Available

Registration

This course is restricted to US military and law enforcement personnel.

Course Description

Writing Narcotic Search Warrants is designed to educate students on the essential elements needed to write and obtain a search warrant while conducting criminal investigations. It will instruct students on how to compose an affidavit and improve their abilities and skills needed to write a clear, concise and factual basis for search warrants. The course will address requirements established by federal and/or state specific constitutional authorities in order to develop probable cause. Officers will be taught the principles of writing the affidavit and warrant rather than how to plug information into a blank spot in a template. Participants learn how to relay information from informants in the affidavit while still maintaining confidentiality of the informant's identity.

Topics Included

  • Purpose of a search warrant
  • Types and nuances of different search warrants
  • Federal and state specific constitutional requirements
  • Basis for, and effective development of, the affidavit under differing facts/circumstances
  • Contents of the warrant
  • Documentation of probable cause
  • Relaying information from informants without compromising the informant’s identity
  • Suppression hearings
  • Civil liability
  • Criminal liability
  • Defending search warrants in court
  • Legal considerations for financial investigations

Course Length

Writing Narcotic Search Warrants is a 3 day (24 hour) course.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

Required Equipment

Students should bring a laptop computer to complete the practical exercises

STUDENT CONTACT INFORMATION
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ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
Are you currently a member of the US Armed Forces (Active, Reserve, Guard, or Auxiliary)?*



Are you currently assigned to a HIDTA initiative?
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NO-COST LODGING*
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