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Powers of Arrest and Search

May 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Strengthen your knowledge regarding your powers of arrest and search in Canada

This course will explain where peace officers and civilians get their powers and authority to arrest and search in Canada and how legislation such as the Criminal Code of Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, limits arrest powers and authority. Students will learn the classification of offences and the rules of arrest, release and charging and how they apply to each offence.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • List the steps for making a lawful arrest.
  • Describe a citizen’s power of arrest and how it is different from the police powers of arrest.
  • Identify the types of releases used to compel an accused person to attend court and how the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Criminal Code relate to interim releases.
  • Explain the relationship between police search authority and the Charter.
  • Describe the situations where a police officer can search without a warrant.
  • Explain what the term continuity means in relation to seized evidence.

Who is your instructor?

Professor Howie Page

Chief Instructor

Professor Howie Page has been with TNT Justice Consultants from its inception providing valuable service and advise. Professor Page has taught in college settings since 1999. Prior to joining the educational field, Professor Page enjoyed a distinguished policing career retiring as a senior officer with the Toronto Police Service.
Professor Page has co-authored three national textbooks used in colleges, universities, and law enforcement organizations throughout Canada. They are Police Powers, (First and Second Editions) and Introduction to Emergency Management in Canada.

Professor Page is currently the Coordinator and Professor at Centennial College in Toronto, teaching in the Police Foundations Diploma program.


May 13, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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