2Today's Objective 1. Recognize dangers of handcuffing. 2. Implement learned methods of handcuffing.
3Question: why do you think it is so important to place the handcuffs on correctly and ensure that you double lock them?
4Risk Factors in Handcuffing Know the suspect’s mental attitude/behavioral disordersTime and locationOfficer’s attitudeVIDEO
5QUESTIONS TO PONDER….Does the ACTORS mental state effect the Officer’s safety and ability to handcuff properly?What sort of stance did the officers take when preparing to touch the suspect and handcuff?What was the general attitude of the Officer? Did she get mad? Was she level headed?Is there anything that could have been to keep the officers safer during their contact?
6Initiating the Apprehension When making the approach, remain alert and evaluate the suspect’s demeanor.Keep your Gun-Side away from the person you are handcuffing.
7Initiating 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.
8Handcuffing 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.
9HANDS ON PRACTICE!! 15 minutes Choose a partner that is of the same gender as you.2. Take turns handcuffing each other as you have been taught.
10In 3 words or less, summarize the lesson you learned today. Class SummaryIn 3 words or less, summarize the lesson you learned today.
11Ticket out the doorGo back to the class webpage. In the TICKET OUT THE DOOR box, answer the following question:What is the main unanswered question you leaveclass with today? Muddiest point (most confused about)
13Preparing 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.
14Preparing 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
15STANDING HANDCUFFING STANCE: VERBAL COMMANDS: Bladed position At the 2 oclock 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
16KNEELING 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
17PRONE HANDCUFFING Drop to your knees Cross your legs Lay flat on your stomachSpread your hands and feet out to your side.Put your palms towards the sky.Look to your left.
18Searching Apprehended Subjects Keep your BalanceKeep Subject off balanceWatch head and shoulders of subject for movementKeep commands brief
19Searching Apprehended Subjects First - Grab and squeeze the outside of the clothing.Second – Ask the offender if they have anything in their pockets that would hurt you.Third – Carefully search the inside of the pockets and waistband.Find out what is inside the pockets or clothingAlways search from the rear.Searching males and Females is different. Try to do it in front of the squad car camera.
20Standing 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
21Standing 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.
22Standing 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.
23Standing Search Position Keep gun side away from the suspect.Always have the suspects hands while searching.Check their mouth for handcuff keys.
24Bent 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
25TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST The two additional slides that were on the Handcuffing / Searching powerpoint were a summary of the total unit. It will not be needed for the test.You may use YOUR notes to take the test. When you are finished, please turn the test over and sit quietly. We will grade them together.