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Handcuff Training

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Cost: Handcuff & OC = $80.00

HANDCUFFING - PATH Course Description
The PATH® "Practical and Tactical Handcuffing" course is the most complete and innovative handcuffing course in the country. Public safety officers including corporate security, federal, state and local law enforcement organizations, contract security companies, academic or healthcare law-enforcement and security, corrections, military police, probation and parole, bail enforcement, and executive protection will benefit from the principles and skills learned during the PATH® training program.
Benefits include:

  • Reduced Injury to Officers and Subjects
  • Reduced Exposure to Civil Liability
  • Reduced Workers' Compensation Payments
  • Increased Performance, Efficiency & Speed When Applying Handcuffs
  • Increased Confidence & Morale
  • Increased Safety
  • Improved Decision Making

Course Topics
  • General Handcuffing Guidelines
  • Handcuffing History
  • Handcuffing Dangers
  • Trial and Error Lessons
  • Handcuff Nomenclature
  • Hinged, Rigid, Chain-Link and Disposable Handcuffs
  • Care and Maintenance of Handcuffs
  • Resistance and Control Management
  • Officer and Individual Factors/ Escalation Through the Levels of Control
  • Recognizing the Threat
  • Elements of Reporting Resistance and Control
  • Principles of Balance, Movement, Center and Reaction Time
  • Relative Positioning
  • Handcuffing a Subject in a Standing, Prone or Kneeling Position
  • Resistance and Disengaging
  • Standing a Prone Handcuffed Subject
  • Post Handcuffing Guidelines
  • Directing a Subject to a Prone Position
  • Prone with Hands Under the Body
  • Effect of Pressure of Nerve Centers
  • Rolling a Subject to a Prone Position
  • Removing Handcuffs
  • Use of Contact and Cover
  • Searching
  • Exiting a Room or Cell where there is a Potential for Violence

Certification Levels
  • 4-hour PATH® Basic Course- Valid for up to 3 years