Guarantee more thorough vehicle searches with this checklist
Vehicles provide a vast array of spots criminals can hide contraband, including weapons, drugs and explosives. Under pressure, making sure you’re conducting a thorough, strategized search can prove challenging. Here are areas the National Institute of Justice suggests checking during vehicle searches. Consider printing this list and keeping it in your squad for quick reference during your next search.
Vehicle Search Checklist
LEVEL 1: PHYSICAL/HAND SEARCH OF AUTOMOBILES
1. Trunk Compartment (including behind seat, storage, etc.)