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Handcuff Justification

The decision to handcuff rests with you. Officer safety is paramount. Generally, you are justified in handcuffing prisoners only when they have tried to escape, or to prevent escape or injury to themselves or others.

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Handcuff Principles

APPLY, ADJUST, DOUBLE LOCK, CHECK

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Handcuffing Safeguards

Approach the prisoner from the safest angle using the bladed body position.
• Remain alert and prepared for sudden resistance.
• Adopt a good tactical position and maintain control by keeping the prisoner off balance.
• Ensure that the handcuffs are double locked to prevent shimming and then check by
pulling and pushing on the swinging handcuff arm.

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Handcuff Types

Mark IV (chained) Mark V (hinged)