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NCJ Number: 83386 Find in a Library
Title: Raids - A Guide to Planning, Coordinating, and Executing Searches and Arrests
Author(s): J M Davis
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 134
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book provides specific guidelines for safe and successful police raids by local, State, and Federal law enforcement officers, along with a brief survey of current arrest, search, and seizure laws.
Abstract: An analysis of raids emphasizes six essential elements: planning, preparation, intelligence, coordination, execution, and safety. The book presents a format for a written raid plan and details information a preraid briefing should cover. The author examines preraid surveillance and the need for quality intelligence aimed at targeted suspects and locations. Equipment, transportation, communications, and firearms policies are also discussed in raid planning. Individual and team assignments are outlined for surveillance, entry, arrest, search, and support activities. A step-by-step description demonstrates how a raid should be executed from beginning to end; this section reviews safety, security, and emergency considerations. The discussion of followup procedures addresses preservation of evidence, handling and processing of prisoners, and report writing. A summary of the arrest laws focuses on characteristics that comprise a legal arrest, as well as constitutional requirements regarding search and seizure. Finally, the book classifies raids into 10 categories and explores special problems presented by outdoor raids. An index is provided.
Index Term(s): Police raids; Search and seizure; Search and seizure laws
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