LEGAL TIPS FOR POLICE OFFICERS
The Honorable Daniel B. Shanes, Circuit Judge - 19th Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois
Judge Shanes is currently the Presiding Judge of the felony division in Lake County. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Shanes served as an Assistant State's Attorney in Lake County for nearly 12 years. During that time, he served in every criminal division in the State's Attorney's office, rising to chief of the felony narcotics division and chief of the felony review division, and was among the first in Illinois licensed to serve as lead counsel in the capital litigation trial bar. Prior to joining the State's Attorney's office, he served as a judicial laaw clerk to Justice Robert J. Steigmann of the Illinois Appellate Court.
Judge Shanes is a member of the Illinois Judicial College Board of Trustees and regularly serves as faculty for judicial education for judges and lawyers in Illinois. Judge Shanes is also a member of the faculty of the National Judicial College, providing judicial education to judges across the United States. Separately, Judge Shanes also serves by appointment of the Illinois Supreme Court on its Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions for Criminal Cases. He is a recognized legal scholar and author of dozens of articles, several of which have been cited by the Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois Appellate Court, and legal treatises.Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $50
Police work is difficult, and an officer's uncertainty about the law can make the job even harder when dealing with issues like search and seizure, interviewing witnesses, or just investigating possible criminal behavior. This course will provide legal guidance on these and many other topics, so that evidence police officers obtain will be admissible at trial and the officers will be ableto avoid civil liability for themselves and their agencies as they go about their law enforcement duties.
- Avoiding the need to give a suspect Miranda warnings
- Using the "knock and talk" doctrine to question people
- The latest developments regarding vehicle searches
- Benefits for officers and agencies for obtaining search warrants
- How a consensual encounter differs from a person being stopped by police
- Relying upon an anonymous 911 caller to conduct a vehicle stop
- New developments in the law regarding consent searches
- Searches incident to arrest & U.S. Supreme Court decision on cell phones
- Interviewing witnesses so their statements will be admissible at trial if they later change their story
THIS COURSE MEETS THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED MANDATED TRAINING: CONSTITUTIONAL AND PROPER USE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY, LAW UPDATE, CIVIL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS
MTU 5’s request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Course enrollment must be made by the agency CEO or designated training officer. Registration may be made by fax (815-879-0410) or at our on-line course registration (www.ivcpc.com). All officers enrolled by their department will be assumed to be on duty unless otherwise noted.
Mobile In-Service Training Region #5 –Assist Program
Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Serving the Counties of: Bureau – La Salle – Marshall – Putnam – Stark