• Nov 10, 2022 - Nov 10, 2022
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Criminal Justice Institute

Knock & Talk investigations can be a very successful tool to combat illegal criminal activity when conducted properly. One of the hardest barriers of conducting knock & talk operations is gaining voluntary consent to enter a residence for a search. Officers must put themselves in a position to gain the needed access. This starts with the initial approach to the residence, knocking on the door, and the tone and demeanor presented by officers.

This class will explore Supreme Court rulings that dictate proper ways officers should carry out knock & talk techniques, discuss the 4th Amendment, and view current case law to understand how to conduct knock & talk operations legally. The course is designed for all law enforcement officers.