Law Enforcement

Search Warrants - Patrol

Dec 1 2017 - Dec 1 2017


This comprehensive search warrant course is intended for patrol officers who desire to utilize search warrants as an investigative tool.  Some of the topics covered include; justification of issuance under 1524 PC, how to write a legally sound probable cause statement, specificity of property to be seized, and jurisdictional concerns.  In addition to a facilitated discussion, students will have an opportunity to write a warrant in class and have it evaluated by the instructors prior to the end of the course.   At the conclusion of the course, the student will have the knowledge to write a legally sound search warrant that will withstand judicial review.

Instructor:  Eric Schneider is a Detective with Sacramento PD and has been a POST Instructor since 2007.  In over 25 years in law enforcement, Eric has worked in the Homicide, Robbery, and Domestic Violence Units.  He is a subject matter resource in Gangs and Search Warrants and also teaches in the ICI Homicide Course.

Designed For

Sworn patrol officers and field supervisors.


10 Hours


0.50 Semester Unit(s)


POST Plan IV (Travel Reimbursement Suspended)
Certificate awarded upon completion.


Completion of Basic Police Academy required. Students are required to bring a laptop computer for use in this course.  Students also required to complete the Search Warrant Fundamentals - POST Learning Portal Online Training Course (certificate of completion required on first day of class).  Please bring a copy of your agency's search warrant forms, such as a face sheet affidavit, return etc.

College of Record

Hartnell College


San Mateo Co. Sheriff's Office
Training Center, Classroom #1
1601 Coyote Point Road
San Mateo, CA 94401


$50 per student

POST Course Control Number: 2540-24261-17-002

All classes require full payment or a designated deposit at time of reservation. We accept Visa and MasterCard (a transaction fee of 2% will apply), cash, money order and cashier's check (made payable to SBRPSTC). Agency billing may also be arranged. Financial aid and VA benefits may be available. All fees subject to change.

Meeting days/times

Friday, 0800-1800 hours (10 hour course)


Agency personnel: please phone in (or email to: the following information:

  • Class Requested
  • Agency Name
  • Training Officer (TO) Name
  • TO's Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Attendee Name(s), Email Address, DOB

Self-sponsored students: Contact our main office at (408) 229-4299 to register. Be prepared to submit partial or full payment, depending on the class. All registration documents and final payment must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start date of the course. Only certain courses have downloadable registration materials; click here to view a list of those courses.

All students are required to pay for the course by the first day of class.

All students are required to apply through OpenCCC. Refer to the College of Record, listed previously on this flyer, then click here for step-by-step instructions according to that college. (Exceptions: POST Management Course or any other Contract course.)

Non-U.S. Citizens

If you are not a U.S. citizen but have a Permanent Resident card, email a copy of the front and back of the card (indicate the class in which you are registering) to:

Cancellation / Refund Policy

All classes require full payment due by or before the first day of class. Out of consideration for people who are on a waiting list, please cancel your reservation no later than 21 days prior to first day of class. After the 21-day cancellation period, students will forfeit a minimum of $50 for materials expenses associated with unexcused cancellations. Substitutions or transfer of registration to another student is permitted upon approval.

Course Cancellation

Each class has a minimum enrollment requirement. If the minimum enrollment is not reached for the course three weeks before the class begins, the class will be cancelled, and deposits will be refunded in full.

*ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. NO EXCEPTIONS. When possible students will be advised of any fee changes prior to course start date. Tuition fee increases made at anytime by the State Chancellor's office may require collection of additional fees from students. We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Money Order, Cashier's Check, Cash or Agency Billing (by arrangement). Make Money Order or Cashiers Checks payable to: SBRPSTC

Out of State or Non-Affiliated students who have not lived in California for at least one (1) year and one (1) day prior to start of college semester are subject to "out of state" college registration fees in addition to the fees listed above. Please check with our staff for details and exact costs.

This program is presented through the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium of Community Colleges (SBRPSTC), which includes Gavilan College, Monterey Peninsula College, Ohlone College, Hartnell College, Foothill College, Lake Tahoe Community College, Mission College, College of San Mateo, and Cabrillo College.

Only courses and programs presented for college credit will be funded, transcripted and certified through one of these accredited institutions.