2 Today's Objective 1) To learn different handcuffing techniques. 2) To Demonstrate the techniques in handcuffing.
3 Why is handcuffing an important thing to do right Why is handcuffing an important thing to do right? What are you taking away from them?
4 Risk Factors in Handcuffing Know the suspect’s mental attitude/behavioral disordersTime and locationIf the subject is intoxicatedOfficer’s attitude
5 Initiating the Apprehension Wait for a back up unit, if possible.When making the approach, remain alert and evaluate the suspect’s demeanor and physical conditioning.
6 Initiating the Apprehension Maintain a safe distance during the initial contact.Advise the subject of the offense while they are handcuffed.Take actions quickly and remove the subject to a safe place to avoid bystander interference.
7 Direct Approach Advantage Observe all movements Disadvantage Lose surprise element and vulnerable to resistance
8 Rear Approach Advantages Surprise Reduces probability of direct attack DisadvantagesMay provoke physical response
9 Side Approach Advantages Keeps subject off balance Disadvantages Cannot observe all movements
11 3 types of people 1) Yes 2) No 3) Maybe – it depends on the officer Handcuffing3 types of people1) Yes2) No3) Maybe – it depends on the officer
12 Handcuffing Rules 1) Give loud verbal commands. 2) Never slap the handcuffs on the wrist.3) Always double lock the handcuffs.4) As you take them off, close one cuff at a time.
13 5) Put handcuff on last notch. 6) Go back and tightened them after. Handcuffing5) Put handcuff on last notch.6) Go back and tightened them after.
14 Preparing for Handcuffing Load handcuffs – Getting them in ready position with single blade facing forward.Make sure they are unlockedCheck your stanceHands in interview positionSlowly move in to handcuff the subject.
15 Preparing for Handcuffing Grab the subjects right thumb on the right hand.Place the bottom handcuff on the subjects right wrist.Shake the left hand and place the top handcuff on the left wrist.Never let go of the handcuffs and never holdthem in the middle of the handcuffs.DOUBLE LOCK THE HANDCUFFS
16 STANDING HANDCUFFING STANCE: VERBAL COMMANDS: Bladed position At the 2 ½ positionVERBAL COMMANDS:Get your hands out of your pockets.Turn around.Spread your feet apart.Bend over at the waistPut your hands behind your backPalms towards the skyLook to the left/right
17 KNEELING HANDCUFFING Drop to your knees Hands out of pockets Cross your feetBen over at the waistLook to the leftPut your hands behind your backPalms towards the skySpread your hands apartApproach the suspectHandcuff suspectDOUBLE LOCK THE CUFFS
18 PRONE HANDCUFFINGDrop to your kneesCross your legsLay flat on your stomachSpread your hands and feet out to your side.Put your palms towards the sky.Look to your left.
19 Approaching at Prone Position Check your stance.Load your handcuffsLower your center of gravity (squat as you go in)Slowly move in dragging your gun side legGrab the right/left thumb.Place the bottom handcuff on the subject.
20 Approaching at Prone Position Drop down without putting any weight onto the subject.Place the handcuffed hand and arm as close to the left/right leg as possible.Tell the subject to bring his/her other hand to the middle of their back.Shake the hand and place the other handcuff onto the subject.DOUBLE LOCK THE HANDCUFFS WHILE THE PERSON IS STILL DOWN.Search the subject.
22 Searching Apprehended Subjects Keep your BalanceKeep Subject off balanceWatch head and shoulders of subject for movementKeep commands brief
23 Searching Apprehended Subjects Grab and squeeze the clothing then go into the clothingFind out what is inside the pockets or clothingAlways search from the rear.Search males and Females alike and try to do it in front of the squad car camera.
24 Standing Search Position Start with the subject’s head, hair and hat using a bladed handMove down to the neck areaWhen you search or frisk/pat down the waistband, start with the right front side of the suspect first then
25 Standing Search Position Search the right back of the subjectSearch the waist bandSearch the right outside leg of the suspectSearch the inner right leg.Search the foot area checking the socks and inside the shoe.
26 Standing Search Position Search the left side of the body the same as you searched the right side.Make sure you have your right foot on their foot to prevent them kicking you.
27 Standing Search Position Keep gun side away from the suspect.Always have the suspects hands while searching.Check their mouth for handcuff keys.
28 Bent at the Waist Search Position Remove the subject to the side of the patrol unit.Direct the subject to bend at the waist and place their upper body against the side of your patrol unit.Begin your search using the same order and procedure as the standing Search Position