Definition/Scope: (JP 1-02) 1. An operation to locate an enemy force known or believed to be at sea. 2. A systematic reconnaissance of a defined area, so that all parts of the area have passed within visibility. 3. To distribute gunfire over an area in depth by successive changes in gun elevation. The act of examining, inspecting or looking for something or somebody. (ATTP 3-39.10) A search is an examination, authorized by law, of a specific person, property, or area for specified evidence or property or of a specific person for the purposes of seizing such property, evidence, or person. A search without probable cause will not be considered by the courts unless it was conducted incident to a lawful exception outlined in the following text.
Broader Terms:Fourth Amendment
Related Terms:law enforcement