The COPS Training Portal is pleased to announce the availability of a new online course, Ethical Considerations for Asset Forfeiture, created by the Program Management and Training Unit of the Department of Justice, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS).
Asset forfeiture is an important and vital law enforcement tool. It helps strengthen cases, weaken or dismantle criminal enterprises, and return assets to victims of crimes. But like all tools, law enforcement and prosecuting authorities must use it appropriately. The purpose of this training is to ensure a command of when and how to properly seize assets for federal forfeiture so that you can protect the rights of the public while also protecting your case and yourself. Misusing asset forfeiture laws and ignoring asset forfeiture policies can have serious implications.
The course has a run-time of approximately one hour. It is applicable for participants from federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations.