Team A: Police and Law Enforcement Q&A Paper
Police and Law Enforcement Paper
Professor: Kelli Callahan
Team A: Police and Law Enforcement Paper
What is probable cause? How does probable impact the actions of police? How well do police officers meet the criteria of probable cause before taking action with regard to criminal activity?
Probable cause is a legally justifiable to search a person or place. It makes all the difference when the officers have all the facts and know the circumstances that would have a person blame another for committing a crime. Probable cause is where police officers and law enforcement have a reason to search your property. Without probable cause police officers can not search or arrest you without evidence to hold up in court or an appeal. With evidence involved in an illegal search allow the suspects to continue to harass and harm others since the officers didn't have probable cause to search. Police officers tread very carefully and make sure they have all their ducks in a row before a search is conducted, so that they don't look stupid when a suspect is allowed to walk. Officers can still get a bad reputation within the force if they didn't follow the proper procedures but still got an arrest. If an officer see a controlled substance or dangerous looking devices then they have probable cause to search but should call for backup to assist to protect themselves from harm. We are protected by the 4th amendment thankfully, so that the officers just can't search everyone on a daily bases. Here is Kansas we have scheduled drug checks on a monthly bases to make sure our roads are safe from drunk drivers. Our state has help to catch escaped convicted people and return them to their state but also other states conduct these searches. Probable cause is where police officers and law enforcement have a reason to search your property. If you are acting...