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February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$125
Handcuffs are the most often used tool used by officers, yet training is often overlooked or not
addressed. Studies indicate that a great number of individuals resist arrest/detention. All too often the
result is injury to the officer or the subject. This course focuses on subject control, handcuffing and
searching. Also addressed is equipment placement and familiarity.
This course is focused from an officer point of view and addresses the training need in defensive
tactics. Topics include nomenclature, guidelines, handcuffing the resistive, non-resistive and
aggressive subject, handcuffing from the standing, kneeling and prone positions, removing handcuffs
and the use of contact/cover officers.
The benefits to this training program are a reduction in officer/subject injury, reduced exposure to
civil/criminal liability, reduced workers compensation claims and an increase in the safety to all
officer and security personnel.
Emphasis will be placed on proper technique. Legal aspects and civil ramifications will be covered for
the improper application and use of a handcuff device. The student will be required to furnish their
own handcuffs, and will use them in the class to repetitively apply and remove them until proficiency
is established. The class is taught using a 5 student to 1 instructor ratio. Handcuffs may be provided.
There is a written exam and upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued to the student.