L3 – 10.3 Importance of Proper Handcuffing

Importance of Proper Handcuffing

Handcuffing is one of the most important basic tactics. Studies show that most assaults on officers occur during the field interview or during the application of the handcuffs. Security officers should become proficient in applying handcuffs quickly and safely to reduce the likelihood of assault. The purpose of this enabling performance objective is to describe how to position, control and handcuff subjects. Poor control, improper positioning and application of handcuffs can unduly jeopardize a security officer’s safety and the successful apprehension of a suspect