Constitution Day 2011


Immediate: September 6, 2011

Media Contact:  Chuck Cutolo 516.572.7811 Alicia Steger 516.572.9634Email:

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September 21

Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College celebrates Constitution Day this year with the program The Police and the Constitution, presented by NCC history professor James Coll, who is also an NYPD detective. The Police and the Constitution will take place on Wednesday, September 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the College Center Building.

During his presentation, Prof. Coll will answer such questions as:

  • Can a police officer frisk an individual who is not taken into custody?
  • Is evidence seized without a warrant admissible in court?
  • Does the Miranda warning have to be read to every suspect arrested?
  • Is the search of a vehicle operated by a person who violated a minor traffic infraction lawful?

Highlighting circumstances and Supreme Court decisions, Prof. Coll will illustrate how the ideals of the founders of the constitution and their times have been applied to the evolving powers of the police in modern society.

For more information about The Police and the Constitution, which is free and open to the public, please call 516.572.7811.

About Nassau Community CollegeNassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where nearly 24,000 full- and part-time students and almost 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.

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