Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 8:00 AM CDT
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 4:30 PM CDT

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St.Paul Police-Richard Rowan Training Facility 
600 Lafayette Rd North
St. Paul, MN 55130

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Sgt. Justin Miller 
St Paul Police Department's Professional Development Institute 

Searches & Seizures 

The St. Paul Police Department Professional Development Institute is proud to sponsor, Searches & Seizures.

This class is multi-media presentation involving the use of real-life case studies, film, and television as examples to aid in the understanding of how to apply the Fourth Amendment to both basic and highly complex fact patterns. Designed to serve as a thorough tutorial for all law enforcement personnel, students will learn the practical considerations and legal standards associated with dozens of forms of searches.

Overview of Topics:

  • Cars, Boats, and Planes
  • Searching People
  • Homes & Apartments
  • Hotel & Motel Rooms
  • Knock & Talks
  • Businesses
  • Plain View
  • Consent Searches
  • Exigent Searches
  • Arrest & Inventory Searches
  • Abandoned Property
  • Mail & Cargo
  • The Open Fields Doctrine
  • Destruction of Property


A narcotics prosecutor by trade, Mr. Nixon is the former Director of a joint State/Federal task force, based out of Miami, Florida, that conducted complex international money laundering investigations. With an expertise in electronic surveillance, Mr. Nixon supervised more than two dozen wiretaps and his work resulted in the seizure of tens of thousands of pounds of cannabis, hundreds of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, amphetamine, and ecstasy, and the arrest of many prominent traffickers and launderers.  Notably, during his time as a task force commander, Mr. Nixon oversaw a search and seizure operation that resulted in the largest cash seizure in Miami’s history, totaling almost 25 million dollars in cash.  In addition to his work as a task-force leader, he has extensive litigation experience, seeing approximately 100 cases through jury verdict including homicides, narcotics and firearms offenses, and myriad financial crimes.  Mr. Nixon holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (BA), Quinnipiac University (JD), and the University of Pennsylvania (MGA).


COST: $235 per person