New Jersey Case Law Search & Seizure – Homes, Exigency and Common Law Authority ***Cancelled***
November 6, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Street Cop Headquarters
50 Millstone Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
You asked for it and we delivered! Everyone found the first evolution of our case law class to be so invaluable that we published the next evolution of case law that all NJ law enforcement need to know. If you’ve taken proactive patrol or our original case law class we have created a class with a whole new set of topics that you must know to be able to make sound decisions legally as a police officer. Case law is the law that is established by the outcome of former cases. Without knowing what is constitutionally permitted action, police work is merely a guessing game. We live in a time and era where the public expects their law enforcement officers to know how to make correct legal decisions in the field. It is our duty to ensure at a minimum that police officers are acting effectively and constitutionally compliant. The job gets done better and is easier than most think when you know exactly what to do.
The course topics will include but not be limited to Sources of Information, Entering into Homes, Arrest Warrant Authority, Exigent Circumstances, Emergency Aid Doctrine, Community Care Taking Functions, Knock and Announce Rules, Fresh Pursuit, Protective Sweeps, Plain View, Warrant Application, Common Authority, Search incident to arrest, Inventory of Property and much more. There is no order in which these classes should be taken as each one addresses a different set of topics. And there are many that police must know.
This training will extinguish common false misconceptions plaguing law enforcement while providing a sense of relief for administrators knowing that their staff has received the tools they need to prevent accusations of misconduct and litigious claims. It’s no secret that this course and all Street Cop courses are highly informative and entertaining. We are thrilled when our students leave class ready to perform in the field confidently and without hesitation knowing the action they are taking is supported by our courts rulings.
Dennis Benigno is the founder and CEO of Street Cop Training and has been formally teaching since 2012. His law enforcement career began in 2001, at 19 years of age, as a New Jersey Corrections Officer. In 2004, Benigno became a police officer with the US Park Police Dept. in Washington, DC, and then moved to one of NJ’s largest municipalities in 2005. He has received multiple awards including but not limited to Lifesaving, Meritorious Service, Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service, Several Letters of Recognition, Leadership awards, and Certificates of Appreciation from several law enforcement organizations. He now leads one of the fastest-growing LEO education companies in the country.
Benigno’s course, “The Street Smart Cop: Pro-Active Patrol Tactics,” has become the flagship program of Street Cop Training. His innovative approach to law enforcement training has changed the learning experience, for the better, in all aspects of this profession. To date Benigno has traveled to and instructed in 49 states throughout the country and multiple cities within them, and he has personally instructed over 10,000 police officers since 2012. In addition to teaching, he oversees and works with 50+ instructors who are experts in this industry and travel the nation training officers on behalf of the company.
Within the law enforcement field, Dennis is recognized as an industry leader and well-respected influencer across the company’s social media platforms. His outspoken vision of changing law enforcement for the better has struck the hearts of over a million followers on social media platforms alone. He also hosts the “Street Cop Podcast” which releases episodes multiple times a week. The podcast has grown significantly over the years and has welcomed major guests in and out of the law enforcement industry. It regularly ranks in the top 100 of educational podcasts and allows Benigno an outlet to answer common questions that cops have, partake in the hard conversations to better the field and provide guidance regarding the law enforcement career and life outside of it. Benigno has made several guest appearances on mainstream media outlets to discuss an array of topics surrounding the progression of the law enforcement profession for the better. His personal mission is to ensure the safety of law enforcement personnel, citizens of the world, and to ensure police officers are well versed in understanding and abiding by the constitution of the United States.