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Veterans

Veterans

Police and Security Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs

In line with Vincent A. Munch

about Veterans in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The Veterans Administration (VA) Police and Security Service is responsible for protecting patients (former military personnel), visitors, employees, and property at department facilities, which include 172 medical centers, 551 clinics, and 115 national cemeteries in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Philippines. The Police and Security Service is one of three sections under the Office of Security and Law Enforcement (OS&LE). The OS&LE provides guidance, consultation, investigative, and direct operational support to the VA. A deputy assistant secretary for security and law enforcement heads the unit and oversees and develops policy and procedures related to VA security as well as officer training. More than 2,000 officers are assigned specifically to medical facilities.

Vehicle Searches

Vehicle Searches

Vehicle Searches

In line with Adam J. McKee

about Vehicle Searches in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides most of the controlling principles regarding searches. The Amendment provides that the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated; and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the person or things to be seized. The United States Court of last resort of the Country, which is responsible for interpreting the Constitution, has decided many cases that have spelled out exactly when a search warrant is required and when a warrant is not required. Vehicles are generally considered an exception to the Fourth Amendment's search warrant requirement. This exception is also known as the Carroll doctrine because it was in Carroll v. United States of America (1925) that the Court of last resort of the Country ruled that automobiles were unique.