Report Recommendation 2.10

Ask for consent before a search and explain that a person has the right to refuse consent when there is no warrant or probable cause. Obtain written acknowledgement of consent to search.

2.10 Ask for consent before a search and explain that a person has the right to refuse consent when there is no warrant or probable cause. Obtain written acknowledgement of consent to search.

Established Practice

SPPD is committed to procedural justice

Saint Paul Police Department policies provide specific instructions for seeking consent when there is not probable cause or a warrant for a search, including using a “consent to search” form, and advising that all individuals have the right to refuse a search and assert their constitutional protections. 

Established 2001

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