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Delaware Council on Police Training

Statutory Authority: 11 Delaware Code, Sections 8402 & 8404(a)(14) (11 Del.C. §§8402, 8404(a)(14))
1 DE Admin. Code 801



801 Regulations of the Delaware Council on Police Training

*Please Note: The final regulation for 801 Regulations of the Delaware Council on Police Training as published in the May 1, 2020 issue of the Delaware Register of Regulations (23 DE Reg. 939) contained typographical errors in subsections 15.24.1 and 15.24.2. The existing regulatory language should have appeared as plain text, however it was inadvertently published as stricken text. The subsections are reprinted below with the error corrected.

801 Regulations of the Delaware Council on Police Training

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16.0 15.0 Basic Curriculum
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15.24 Laws of Arrest, Laws of Evidence, and Search and Seizure - 40 Hours. This training covers the legal foundation of laws governing and limiting the police officer’s authority in the areas of arrest. This treatment shall be afforded with respect to: (1) the laws of arrest with or without warrants, arrest for misdemeanors and arrest for felonies, the elements of probable cause, and the disposition of persons after lawfully arrested; (2) the law applicable to criminal interrogation and resultant confessions under the 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments of the Federal Constitution and; (3) the application of constitutional safeguards to electronic surveillance, chemical, and serological evidence. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the recruit with the rules and law of evidence exercised in a court of law so that he/she may recognize what is legally admissible. He/she must be able to differentiate between the various types of evidence and be familiar with the rules concerning maintaining the chain of evidence. This course covers the laws of search and seizure under the provisions of the 4th and 14th Amendments including the exclusionary rule and the elements of a “reasonable” search and seizure of persons (a) incidental to arrest; (b) under a search warrant; (c) with consent.

*Please Note: The full text of the final regulation is not being republished. Please see 23 DE Reg. 939 for the final amendments to 801 Regulations of the Delaware Council on Police Training. A copy of the final regulation is available at:

23 DE Reg. 963 (06/01/20) (Errata)