Handcuffing & Searching Techniques

OFFICER SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE CONCERN

During this course the student will demonstrate competencies while handcuffing and searching a suspect. Our main emphasis will be on;

  1. Safety
  2. Awareness
  3. Balance
  4. Control
  5. Controlling Force
  6. Proper Techniques
  7. Verbal Commands/Instructions

During the Handcuffing Portion  

  • We will explain the purpose of using restraint devices on a subject.
  • Explain potential hazards when using restraint devices on a subject
  • Demonstrate the proper application and correct positioning of handcuffs on a subject

 During the Searching Portion 

  • The student will be shown and demonstrate a systematic approach to safely and effectively conduct a  person search.
  • We will discuss locations where weapons and/or contraband can be concealed on a subject’s body.
  • Explain policy and procedure considerations and restrictions that may be common regarding a searching and that of the opposite sex.
  • We will explain cover officer responsibilities.
 
The Pepper Spray Course is taught on the same day, before the Handcuffing/Searching Course