Search and Seizure: New Laws and Updates

Ontario, CA - Ontario Police Department
May 09, 2017
Region V

POST Certified Plan IV 8790-22273


Search and seizure law is under attack in the courts and by our legislature! Over the past few years, the courts have rendered several decisions regarding search and seizure that have had a major impact on law enforcement particularly affecting those officers on patrol. Starting in 2016, the California legislature has further changed the scope law enforcement's ability to search electronic media devices and service provider records (including Facebook) under the new Electronic Communication Privacy Act. Law Enforcement needs to know the changes, get back to the basics, and adapt to these changes. This course will focus on the legal challenges law enforcement faces in the field when it comes to arrests, detentions, and searches resulting from a variety contacts. Writing search warrants will also be addressed along with recent court decisions impacting warrants, the content, and necessity for warrants in certain situations.


  • New Laws
  • Electronic Communication Privacy Act
  • Search Warrants
  • Electronic Media Devices
  • Social Media

*Note: Please bring a thumb drive if you would like to receive class materials, warrant templates, and written legal arguments/guides.

Instructor: Tia Quick

DDA Tia Quick, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office: Tia Quick has been a DDA for 23 years and is currently assigned to the Law Enforcement Liaison position at SDPD. She was recently transferred from the Major Narcotics Unit where she worked specifically on Informant issues, search warrants, and complex narcotics cases. Prior to that, She worked eight years as the law enforcement liaison at SDPD and has also served in the JUDGE unit, GANG unit and the Superior Court unit during her time as a DDA. For the past thirteen years, the focus of her job has been the reviewing of search warrants, updating officers on the law regarding search and seizure as well as helping maintain a positive relationship be-tween police agencies and the DA’s Office.

Non-Member Price: $45.00Member Price: $35.00
Ontario Police Department
2500 South Archibald Avenue
Ontario, CA 91761