Compliant Handcuffing Techniques

Course Description:

This course is designed to teach the student how to utilize handcuffs appropriately when dealing with a compliant subject. We will discuss awareness levels; demonstrate tactical approach to subjects, the six components of handcuffing and proper monitoring of handcuffed individuals. This course is a hand’s on practical course and the student will have to demonstrate ability to safely approach and apply handcuffs with techniques taught. A written test will also be administered. This is a 4-hour course of instruction. Prerequisite course in Use of Force must be completed before Compliant Handcuffing can be taken.

Some of what this course covers is as follows:

  • Handcuff nomenclature
  • Locking and unlocking
  • Methods of carry and holding
  • Relative positioning
  • Reactionary gap
  • Six components of proper handcuffing
  • Approach tactics
  • Contact and cover principle
  • Escort position