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Legal Guide for Law Enforcement




This easy to use flip guide gives you quick access to the U.S. Supreme Court decisions impacting law enforcement operations. The guide is updated annually with new decisions and the 2015-2016 edition includes all pertinent cases up to the session ending June 2016.


  • Street Encounters
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Strip Search
  • Body Cavity Search
  • On-Scene I.D.
  • Property Seizure
  • Failure to Intervene
  • Use of Force
  • Deadly Force
  • Supervisory Duty
  • Ride Alongs
  • Home Entries
  • Plain View
  • Plain Touch
  • Duty to Protect
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Questioning
  • Agency Tasks
  • Training Tasks

Ever wished you had easy access to the latest court decisions that may impact law enforcement operations?

Now you have it. A comprehensive legal guide for critical task in law enforcement, outlined in this easy to read and understandable flip guide.

4 x 6, spiral bound and indexed for quick reference


Author Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School. Jack has 20 years police experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI. Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of the legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States.

This PATC Best-Selling guide is arranged by topic in accordance with the recurring tasks that law enforcement officers are called upon to respond to. This guidebook will assist officers in preparing for critical tasks as well as provide a checklist of the necessary elements to support officer conduct. Supervisors can utilize the guidebook to review officer actions to determine its consistency with the law as interpreted by the US Supreme Court as well as the developing trends in the US Circuit Courts of Appeal.


You wouldn't start a shift without taking your duty weapon!
Don't start it without knowing why you are allowed to carry it in the first place.


This product was added to our catalog on Friday 19 September, 2008.

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