Preparing officers to use strategic deception
First, we must train officers in the lawful use of police deception. We must train them on Supreme Court case law and the controlling cases and laws of their jurisdiction. Despite the conflicting court decisions, there are basic agreements and parameters amongst courts that can provide guidance. A local prosecutor can provide controlling case law from the department’s jurisdiction.
Next, we must provide officers scenario-based training in the use of such deception. These scenarios must: