This is an online only (virtual) training course that introduces the viewer to proper methods for handcuffing and searching subjects both in the prone position and in the kneeling position. Commands for properly placing a subject in either position are demonstrated as are methods for handcuffing and properly searching.
The course includes a PowerPoint slide show that corresponds to the two training videos. The total viewing time for the videos is approximately 8 minutes broken down into two segments. For viewer’s reference there is also a downloadable PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation, perfect for use in taking notes. A course syllabus and extra reading resources are also included in the training materials.
If there are any questions with regard to the content, please contact the instructor: Lt. Frank Borelli via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a virtual course, offered online only and available to registered users of the Officer Virtual Academy at all times.
In this course, Instructors Borelli and Nance discuss and demonstrate methodology for handcuffing and searching subjects both in the kneeling and prone positions. Step by step demonstrations of the two handcuffing positions are shown.
There are no prerequisites for attending this program.
This course is a personal-knowledge-only (no continuing education or in-service credits) program. Prior to viewing this program it is recommended that the student officer view/attend the Control & Search Protocols program. Additionally, viewing/attending the Boyd’s Cycle Applied to Conflict Survival course is recommended.
- The student will be able to articulate proper methodology for placing a subject into a prone position for handcuffing and searching.
- The student will be able to articulate proper methodology for placing a subject into a kneeling position for handcuffing and searching.
- The student will be able to articulate circumstances that might mandate using the kneeling handcuff/search position as opposed to prone.
- The student will be able to articulate officer survival concerns and risk mitigation methods during handcuffing and searching in the prone or kneeling position.
About the Instructors
Lt. Frank Borelli – LE Instructor / Editorial Director
With over 35 years of operational experience and more than 30 years of instructional experience, Lt. Borelli has taught programs involving firearms, defensive tactics, officer survival, active shooter response and more to officers from all levels of government to include city, county, state, federal and military. He remains active in law enforcement, continually training and being trained to keep his skills up to date and sharp.
Sgt. Richard Nance – LE Instructor / SWAT experience / TV personality
Richard Nance is a veteran police officer and former SWAT team leader. He is the co-owner of WARTAC, a company that provides training in firearms, tactics, and personal defense. Nance cohosts Handguns & Defensive Weapons, a new television series on the Sportsman Channel.