Rhode Island Case Law That All Cops Need to Know
October 12, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Barrington Public Library – Salem Family Auditorium
281 County Road
Barrington, RI 02806
Finally, answers to the most common questions that have plagued RI 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 are police officers are acting in a constitutionally compliant and more effective manner.
We have compiled a list of the most vital cases RI 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, RI’s Auto Exception and the RI 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 RI.
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.
Instructor Daniel Foster began his law enforcement career in 2011 as a Pennsylvania Police Officer. He has served as a Military Police Officer in the United States Marine Corps and is currently a member of the United States Air Force. Foster is presently employed as a Corporal in the Patrol Division of a Western Pennsylvania municipality where he serves as an SRT Operator, Field Training Officer. He is also a member of the countywide Drug Task Force.
Early in his career, Foster understood the importance of mastering case law to guide his actions in the field. His vast knowledge of case law has directly led to numerous significant arrests and seizures. Viewed as a case law expert among his peers, he is routinely called upon to offer guidance in the field. Foster is a recipient of a National Interdiction Award and has received numerous other awards throughout his military and law enforcement careers. Additionally, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice and Business Administration.