Knock and Announce Requirement | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee


Course: Introduction / Policing / Procedural Law

The Knock and Announce Requirement is a common-law rule incorporated into the Fourth Amendment that requires officers to knock and announce their identity as police officers before entering a person’s home to serve a search warrant.

Contrast with a no-knock warrant

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Last Modified: 07/19/2021


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