Recording Law Enforcement Actions 1.0

Recording Law Enforcement Actions 1.0 

Since 1969, law enforcement officers have been guided in searches incidental to arrest by Chimel v. California. In that case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that if police arrest an individual, they may - without a search warrant - search the body of the person and … the area into which he might reach, perhaps to destroy evidence or to seize a weapon. In the years since, society has changed, as has technology. With the proliferation of handheld electronic devices, such as Smart Phones, PDA's, Tablets, and the like, law enforcement officers are changing their approach to the information explosion caused by these emerging technologies. This course focuses on some of these emerging technologies and officer procedural changes brought about by the technology, as well as legal ramifications. We also explore concerns for individual private property rights, and the recent landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Riley v. California, that protects a resident's right to privacy when an electronic device is seized by law enforcement or incidental to arrest.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training


This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 1.00 hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training


Relias Learning is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course Recording Law Enforcement Actions 1.0, 10397-0141 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive 1.00 hours of continuing education.

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-RLEA
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Articulate 1st Amendment rights of individuals to record law enforcement activities.
Cite the reasons wherein a person who is recording may be arrested on the scene of a law enforcement activity.
Distinguish between longstanding court doctrine of search incidental to arrest and the dilemma created by new technologies.
Extrapolate the 4th Amendment issues in dealing with a private recorder.
Recognize the criticality of policy in guiding law enforcement officers in dealing with a private recorder.
Articulate the need to understand agency and personal digital footprints.
Recall and apply the court's determination in the case of Riley v. California.

1. Introduction 2. Defining the Recording Dilemma 3. Police & the Public's 1st Amendment Rights 4. 4th Amendment & Riley v. California 5. Digital Footprints 6. Conclusion

Instructor: David Lee Salmon II, BS
David Lee Salmon has a BS in Criminal Justice from San Houston State University, Texas. David's background includes being a Law Enforcement and Jail Risk Manager, as well as having served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. He currently is the OSS Academy Training Coordinator, based in Texas, providing Law Enforcement and Corrections staff with online training. David also serves as the Vice-President of the OSS Law Enforcement Advisors, which provides risk management services, expert witness services, training programs, and law enforcement management tools. Disclosure: David Lee Salmon II, BS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Correctional Officers; in the following settings: Adult Corrections.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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