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Any search warrant containing significant errors in identifying the place to be searched or the property to be seized should not be executed but instead be returned to?

The magistrate who issued it

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During normal duty hours, the officer in charge or warrant execution supervisor assigned to units that do not routinely execute search warrants ( like patrol and traffic) must notify ------- so nothing is compromised.

Investigations division unit

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After normal duty hours, the officer in charge or warrant execution supervisor assigned to units that do not routinely execute search warrants ( like patrol and traffic) must contact ------- for guidance and assistance.

Supervisor from the tactical response unit, repeat offenders program, narcotics unit, or night detectives

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execution of search warrants:
What has been designated as the hub for deconfliction services for the entire south Texas region?

The South Texas HIDTA investigative support center

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Execution of search warrant:
For the de-confliction process to take place, the officer in charge will provide what information on the suspect named in the arrest warrant?

1) first and last name
2) DOB
3) race/sex
4) when available secondary identifiers such as FBI number, social security number, driver's license number

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execution of search warrant: A minimum of how much time in advance should be given to the de-confliction center for optimum conflict resolution?

Two hours

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Execution of the search warrant-How many days are allowed for the execution of the search warrant issued solely to search for and seize specimens from a specific person for DNA analysis and comparison, exclusive of the day of it's issuance and the day of its execution?

15 whole days

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Execution of the search warrant-How many days are allowed for the execution of the search warrant issued for other reasons than the purpose to search for and seize specimens from a specific person for DNA analysis and comparison, exclusive of the day of it's issuance and the day of its execution?

Three whole days

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Execution of search warrants:
What are the time limits on a continuous search of a location once actual entry has been made?

There are no time limits

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Execution of search warrants:
Who ensures that the location has been properly identified, adequate manpower and equipment are available and all provisions of the procedure are being followed for the proper and safe execution of the warrant?

Warrant execution supervisor

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Execution of search warrants:
Who insures the dispatcher is notified before and after the execution of the warrant?

Warrant execution supervisors

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Execution of search warrant:
Who insures the warrant is carried to the scene and is exhibited to the person, if any, in charge of the premises?

Officer in charge

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Execution of search warrants: planned forced entry
When the warrant execution supervisor determines a high probability of death or serious bodily injury, the supervisor or his designee shall contact ------?

Special weapons and tactics unit supervisor

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Persons other than peace officers, police legal advisors, and members of the District Attorney's Office are not allowed to accompany officers in the execution of the search warrant, unless approved in advance through ----?

Office of the chief of police

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Who is allowed to accompany officers in the execution of a search warrant without any special approval?

Peace officers, police legal advisors, and members of the District Attorney's Office

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Execution of search warrant: when the premises have been secured who conduct the search?

A searching team composed of as few officers as is practical and may include members of the security team

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If possible how many officers should be assigned to search a single room or area?

Two

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Execution of search warrant: all items seized during a search are turned over to------ along with the record of the search.

Evidence officer

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Execution of search warrant: arrest during search
There is no requirement in the law that persons on the premises at the time of the search identify themselves unless -------

There is reasonable suspicion of some involvement in criminal activity or the person is a witness

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Execution of search warrant: who submits a written report following the execution of a warrant regardless of whether or not the search proved fruitful?

Officer in charge

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The officer in charge submit a written report following the execution of a warrant: the original is routed to -----and a copy is routed to-------?

Original is routed to the records section and a copy is routed to the unit commander

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Before leaving the scene after executing a search warrant, a designated officer ensures the premises are adequately secure by------?

Leaving it in the hands of a responsible person or by locking all doors, windows, etc.

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Which chapter of the Texas code of criminal procedure are the duties to search outlined?

Chapter 18

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F. The Officer-in-Charge or Warrant Execution Supervisor must notify the______Unit(207-2495) prior to execution of the search warrant. If a location of interest is listed with the ______Unit, the Officer-in-Charge or Warrant Execution Supervisor shall contact the officer who _______. Any conflicts not resolved shall be elevated to the ______of the unit who placed the location into deconfliction and the _____for resolution.

Deconfliction Unit
Deconfliction Unit
placed the location into deconfliction for resolution
Supervisor in charge
Warrant Execution Supervisor

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H. Prior to the execution of any search warrant:
1. Officers will check the _______prior to
execution of the warrant for updated notes on the suspect.

Arrest Warrant Database on SAMWEB, http://samweb/warrantForm.asp

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H. Prior to the execution of any search warrant:
2. Officers will utilize SAPD Form #8-PWC, Police Arrest/Search Warrant Checklist, for ______ or _______.

Felony Search Warrants
any crimes of violence

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.03 DECONFLICTION
B. Plainclothes officers will deconflict through ____on Arrest and Search Warrants.
1. Prior to executing a planned felony arrest or search warrant, the ______will contact the South Texas HIDTA Investigative Support Center at 207-2495 and provide all necessary information for the de-confliction
process to take place.

HIDTA
Officer-In-Charge

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.06 SCOPE OF SEARCH
D. Persons named in the search warrant are searched and any person(s) the officer(s) develop reasonable suspicion to believe is armed are frisked. The officer(s) may search persons found on the premises to prevent the disposal or concealment of any instruments, articles, or things particularly described in the warrant, if there is probable cause the person(s) may have such items upon his person. In determining whether probable cause exists officer(s)
consider:
1. The nature and ______of the item sought;
2. The ease with which the item may be ______, if so concealed;
3. The fact, if true, the item has ______; and
4. The relationship of the person to the _______.

1) physical characteristics
2) disposed of
3) not been located upon the premises
4) premises, including ownership, residence, frequenter, and to those in control of the premises

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Execution of Search Warrants--Responsibilities
C. Verification Officer
3. The name of the Verification Officer will be listed on the SAPD Form _____and on SAPD Form_____.

#OP-2003
#8-PWC

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.08 PLANNED FORCED ENTRY
A. In planning a forced entry, the supervisor of the unit executing the warrant reviews SAPD Form #8-PWC. This
form is designed to determine the degree of probability of ____ or _____.

death or serious bodily injury

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.09 SEARCH PROCEDURE
B. Entry into the premises is accomplished by the least forceful means possible under the circumstances
b. The officer in charge should articulate in the _____these specific exigent circumstances if they exist at the time the _____is prepared, requesting specific authorization in the warrant for a _____ entry.

affidavit
affidavit
no-knock

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B. Entry into the premises is accomplished by the least forceful means possible under the circumstances.
1. When entering private premises, officers knock, announce their identity, and demand admittance. They then wait to be admitted and explain their purpose if so requested.
a. This announcement and demand are not required when the officer in charge can articulate particular _____that exist that create a _____that to announce and demand would be futile or would jeopardize:
(1) The safety and security of the officers or nearby citizens; or
(2) The items sought.

exigent circumstances
reasonable suspicion

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.09 SEARCH PROCEDURE
D. When the premises have been secured, a searching team conducts the search. The searching team is composed of as few officers as is practical and may include members of the security team.
5. All items seized are turned over to the evidence officer, along with the record of the search. That officer makes a p_____for all items seized for the person from whose possession or control they were taken and completes the r _____by attaching an inventory of the items seized and delivering it to the m____. The inventory list may be used in lieu of the p____.

a property receipt

return of the warrant

magistrate

property receipt