New Jersey Case Law – Vehicles, Canines and Consent
November 10, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
East Rutherford Municipal Building
117 Stanley Street
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Finally, answers to the most common questions that have plagued NJ Police Officers for years. 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 in a constitutionally compliant and more effective manner.
We have compiled a list of the most vital cases NJ Police Officers must know. Topics covered will include but not be limited to Arrest/Summons, Investigative Detentions, Different Searches of Persons and what’s allowed, NJ’s Auto Exception and the NJ rules, Obtaining Proper Consent, Passengers and Drivers on Motor Vehicle Stops, When Miranda Applies, Compelling ID vs. Requesting, Warrant Checks, Use of K9 Time Limitations and court rules. All subject matter is supported by current presiding legal decisions ruled on by higher courts of NJ.
Failure to have this knowledge will inevitably result in embarrassment, evidence suppression, injustice, and most significantly safety concerns. We teach cases that give the student a very comprehensive understanding and raises their confidence tremendously. Humorous, exciting, and extremely valuable, this course is designed to be enjoyed by every division and every rank. This course will put an end to common police misconceptions and muster room debates. The law sounds boring. We get it. We’ve made it feel like a great experience.
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. Case law is the law that is established by the outcome of former cases. Without knowing what is constitutionally permitted action in response to a set of circumstances police work is merely a guessing game. 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. A must have knowledge for all divisions, especially supervisory.
Dennis Benigno is the founder and CEO of Street Cop Training and began formal police instruction in 2012. His law enforcement career began in 2001 at 19 years of age as an NJ Corrections Officer. In 2004, Benigno became a police officer with the US Park Police Dept. in Washington, DC, and in 2005 moved over to the position of a police officer in one of NJ’s largest municipalities. 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. As a police officer, Benigno has affected over 1,500 arrests and has conducted well over 10,000 motor vehicle stops. He now leads one of the fastest-growing LEO education companies in the country.
Dennis is recognized as not only an instructor but as a thought leader and influencer in modern-day policing. His outspoken vision of changing law enforcement for the better has struck the hearts of over 500,000 followers on social media platforms alone. He has now partnered with several non-profits and works to provide no-cost support to several families and members of the law enforcement community.