Constitution, Law, and the Auxiliary Course

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The Auxiliary requires an 8-hour course in "Constitution, law, the functioning of the Sheriff's Office, and the Auxiliary" for officer candidates, and a 3-hour course on the same subject for NCO candidates.
The intent of this course is to cover the basics of the history/purpose of the Sheriff's office, property rights under the Constitution, our role as an auxiliary, and the legal issues surrounding intervention in situations we may face (i.e.: consent to treatment for first aid situations, MO law on intervention to prevent a violent felony, fcc regulations governing radio use in an emergency). It shall also cover the differences inherenent in the roles we may play (deputized, acting as a volunteer, acting in personal capacity). We will look at some historical cases where things may have been done right and some where they were done wrong and discuss them.