The Law Officer’s Pocket Manual, 2013 Edition
Despite the many day-to-day difficulties that accompany the dangerous, fast-paced, and stressful world of law enforcement, police officers must think quickly, respond appropriately, and most importantly, know the law. Police officers and trainees can feel confident that they are complying fully with today s legal requirements and making solid cases with the 2013 Edition of The Law Officer s Pocket Manual offering quick guidance based on Supreme Court rulings and other legal developments. This 4” x 6” guide covers arrest, search, surveillance, and other routine, as well as sensitive, areas of law enforcement in an easy-to-use, tabbed format. No matter the situation, the Pocket Manual provides the answers officers need whether in training sessions, in daily briefings, or on the scene. The 2013 Edition reflects important new developments in law enforcement procedure, including: U.S. Supreme Court decision on interrogating prisoners U.S. Supreme Court decision on installation of GPS tracking devices U.S. Supreme Court decision on strip searches of arrestees Lower federal court rulings on computer searches and searches of cell phones With more than 100 practical examples drawn from the facts of leading cases, The Law Officer s Pocket Manual provides specific guidance on how to act on the spot in a wide variety of situations. Basic rules are highlighted for quick reference, and examples showing how rules are applied are provided throughout the Pocket Manual and it s written in plain English by the experienced legal editors of Bloomberg BNA s Criminal Law Reporter.