Texas Arrest, Search and Use of Force, A Basic Peace Officer Course Study Guide helps students understand the three critical powers of peace officers: 1) arrest, 2) search, and 3) the use of force. Understanding these powers can help the peace officer avoid great liability derived from violations of constitutional rights stemming from unlawful arrests, illegal searches, and accusations of unauthorized or excessive force.
This publication includes an interactive quizzer, available on the mobile and web app, to help you take your comprehension to new heights, test your knowledge, and help you engage with the material in a way that reinforces your understanding. It is recommended that students read the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure and Constitutions Study Guide prior to reading this publication.
Manuel “Manny” Vasquez, Chief of Police, Ret., has authored this new TCOLE* Study Guide. Chief Vasquez is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including the Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Dallas Police Medal of Valor, and Dallas Police Shield Award for wounds in the line of duty.
He received his MBA from the University of Dallas, Criminal Justice Graduate course work from Texas A&M University, a B.S. Degree from Abilene Christian University at Dallas, and is a Graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Chief Vasquez is also the author of the following, available from Blue360Media:
- New! Texas Code of Criminal Procedure and Constitutions Study Guide, Preparation for the Texas Basic Peace Officer Course Module C(7),(9)
- Texas Penal Code: Peace Officer’s Field Manual and Study Guide
- Texas Controlled Substances: Peace Officer’s Field Manual and Study Guide
*Blue360 Media is not affiliated with or endorsed by The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, TCOLE. Any references to TCOLE in this study guide are merely for the purpose of demonstrating the alignment of the materials to the training requirements of TCOLE.