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WINNIPEG POLICE SERVICE & CPKN LAUNCH NEW SEARCH AND SEIZURE: WARRANTLESS AUTHORITIES COURSE

Search and Seizure: Warrantless Authorities, a new e-learning course that educates police officers in the procedures that must be taken in order to lawfully conduct an effective search and/or seizure, is now being offered through the CPKN portal.

Search and Seizure

CPKN worked in collaboration with Subject Matter Expert's Staff Sergeant Gord Friesen and Sergeant John Burchill of the Winnipeg Police Service to develop the course.

A police officer's due diligence is imperative in conducting a warrantless search and/or seizure. Seized evidence is often the foundation of a criminal charge. Conducting a lawful search and/or seizure is a critical element in avoiding the exclusion of seized evidence from trial, ensuring a complete and lawful trial can occur.

This course will allow both junior and experienced front-line officers to gain an understanding of the lawful authorities that permit a warrantless search and/or seizure. While it provides an introduction to one area of search and seizure, many other authorities exist in the form of search warrants, authorizations and statutes. The Search and Seizure: Warrantless Authorities course encompasses many of the most common circumstances faced by front-line officers.