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NCJ Number: 65832 Find in a Library
Title: SECURING SUSPECTS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Police Science Services, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Sponsoring Agency: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Police Science Services, Inc
Niles, IL 60648
Publication Number: PSS 811
Sale Source: Police Science Services, Inc
6633 West Howard Street
Niles, IL 60648
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Annotation: THIS PROGRAM EXPLAINS THE APPROVED METHODS FOR APPROACHING, SEARCHING, HANDCUFFING, AND TRANSPORTING SUSPECTS, WITH SPECIAL TECHINQUES NOTED FOR HANDLING MULTIPLE ARRESTS, AND DISORDERLY AND FEMALE SUSPECTS.
Abstract: THE SLIDE PRESENTATION SUGGESTS THAT UPON APPROACHING A SUSPECT, OFFICERS SHOULD STAY AT LEAST 10 FEET FROM THE SUSPECT UNTIL HE IS SPREADEAGLED AGAINST A WALL. OFFICERS SHOULD THEN PROCEED TO SEARCH SUCH PLACES AS THE BACK OF THE NECK, UNDER THE LAPELS, IN THE CUFFS, AND BENEATH THE BELT. ITEMS SUCH AS RAZOR BLADES, NARCOTICS, KEYS, AND JEWELRY ARE OFTEN HIDDEN IN THESE LOCATIONS. MOREOVER, THE OFFICER SHOULD CRUSH THE CLOTHING FABRIC DURING A SEARCH, NOT MERELY PAT THE PRISONER'S CLOTHING, AS SMALL OBJECTS COULD BE MISSED. SUGGESTIONS ALSO ARE OFFERED FOR HANDCUFFING THE SUSPECT; THE EMPHASIS IS ON TAKING ALL REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS FOR THE OFFICER'S SAFETY AS CRIMINALS CAN OFTEN USE HANDCUFFS TO THEIR OWN ADVANTAGE. SPECIAL PROCEDURES ARE NOTED FOR ARRESTS MADE IN A PARK OR AN OPEN PLACE IN WHICH THE PRISONER CANNOT BE SPREADEAGLED, AND FOR ARRESTS OF TWO OR MORE PRISONERS. CAUTION, IT IS WARNED, SHOULD BE EXERCISED WITH WOMEN PRISONERS WHO MAY KNOW ALL THE TRICKS OF THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS. THEY CAN JAB OFFICERS WITH THEIR SPIKED HEELS, ACCUSE THEM OF SEXUAL ASSAULT OR BRUTALITY, AND SLIP OUT OF HANDCUFFS TOO SMALL FOR THEIR WRISTS. ADVICE IS ALSO GIVEN ON HOW TO TRANSPORT ONE OR MORE PRISONERS AND HOW TO HANDLE VIOLENT SUSPECTS. AN INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL AND FIELD NOTES ARE INCLUDED. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Arrest and apprehension; Arrest procedures; Audiovisual aids; Female offenders; Police arrest training; Police defensive training; Police equipment; Police safety; Search and seizure; Violent offenders
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. THE KIT CONTAINS 80 COLOR SLIDES, AN AUDIOCASSETTE, STUDY NOTES, AND A 32 PAGE INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE. RENTAL ALSO AVAILABLE
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