Path (Practical And Tactical Handcuffing)

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Path (Practical And Tactical Handcuffing)

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  • 1. 
    The safest position for the officer to be in while handcuffing a subject who is in a standing position is:
    • A. 

      45 degrees in front of the subject

    • B. 

      To the side of the subject

    • C. 

      45 degrees behind the subject

    • D. 

      Directly to the rear of the subject

    • E. 

      Positioning is not important

  • 2. 
    Officers should be aware that the reactionary gap is approximately:
    • A. 

      3 feet

    • B. 

      4 feet

    • C. 

      5 feet

    • D. 

      6 feet

    • E. 

      10 feet

  • 3. 
    Handcuffs should be applied within ______ seconds once physical contact has been made with the subject.
    • A. 

      2 seconds

    • B. 

      3 seconds

    • C. 

      4 seconds

    • D. 

      5 seconds

    • E. 

      6 seconds

  • 4. 
    Approximately ____ % of subjects who are arrested are under the influence.
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      30%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      70%

    • E. 

      90%

  • 5. 
    Select the statement that is most correct.
    • A. 

      All subjects who are arrested should be handcuffed.

    • B. 

      Only aggressive subjects who are arrested should be handcuffed.

    • C. 

      Small females should not be handcuffed.

    • D. 

      Elderly or very young subjects should not be handcuffed.

    • E. 

      Subjects with injuries should not be handcuffed.

  • 6. 
    When positioning a subject for handcuffing, the safest approach for the officer would be to:
    • A. 

      Place the subject against the wall, feet appart toes out.

    • B. 

      Place the subject free standing, feet apart, fingers interlocked behind the head

    • C. 

      Place the subject in a kneeling position, hands behind the head, one leg on top of the other.

    • D. 

      Place the subject flat against the wall, arms out, feet flat on the wall.

    • E. 

      Place the subject prone using a straight arm lock.

  • 7. 
    The easiest and fastest method of applying hinged handcuffs on a large upper bodied or muscular subject is:
    • A. 

      Hands behind the back, cross arm method, one palm facing up and one palm facing down.

    • B. 

      Hands behind the back, back of the hands back to back

    • C. 

      Hands behind the back, cross arm method, both palms facing up

    • D. 

      Hands behind the back, both palms facing each other

    • E. 

      Hands behind the back, both palms facing right or left.

  • 8. 
    After one handcuff is applied and the officer feels overpowered by the subject the officer should:
    • A. 

      Try to apply a bent wrist technique.

    • B. 

      Grab the subject's other hand and try to control him until help arrives.

    • C. 

      Apply a neck restraint technique.

    • D. 

      Disengage, create space, verbalize and go to another control option.

    • E. 

      Take the subject to the ground in any way that the officer can.

  • 9. 
    When standing a handcuffed subject, the most dangerous phase is when:
    • A. 

      The subject is being rolled onto one side.

    • B. 

      The subject is on one knee and is in the process of getting up.

    • C. 

      The subject is being put into a sitting position.

    • D. 

      The subject is going from a sitting position to a kneeling position.

    • E. 

      The subject is going from a kneeling position and brings one knee up.

  • 10. 
    Decentralizing a resistive subject before taking the subject prone can be done by:
    • A. 

      Pushing up then down on the elbow

    • B. 

      Striking a nerve center with the knee

    • C. 

      Straightening the subjects arm across the officers body and pushing down with the wrist between the subjects elbow and tricep area.

    • D. 

      Pulling downward at a 45 degree angle on the wrist.

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Double locking handcuffs will reduce the possibility of:
    • A. 

      Nerve damage

    • B. 

      Civil suits

    • C. 

      Loss of blood circulation

    • D. 

      A and B only

    • E. 

      A, B and C above

  • 12. 
    Verbalization during decentralization and escorting subjects to the prone position:
    • A. 

      Changes the focus of the brain

    • B. 

      Keeps us breathing

    • C. 

      Is a physiological diversion

    • D. 

      A and C only

    • E. 

      A, B and C above

  • 13. 
    The safest position to have a subject in for handcuffing is:
    • A. 

      Kneeling

    • B. 

      Prone

    • C. 

      Against a wall or car

    • D. 

      Free standing feet apart

    • E. 

      Sitting

  • 14. 
    When two officers have to handcuff one subject, the safest way for both officers would be to:
    • A. 

      Have one officer hold one wrist and the second officer handcuff the second wrist.

    • B. 

      Have one officer hold the subject from the front while the second officer handcuffs the subject from behind.

    • C. 

      Use the contact cover system

    • D. 

      Have one officer stand to the side while the second officer handcuffs the subject from behind.

    • E. 

      Have both officers handcuff as a team.

  • 15. 
    When you are in the basic stance, the handcuffs should be held in the strong hand.
    • A. 

      The single bars facing to the rear.

    • B. 

      The single bars facing up.

    • C. 

      The single bar facing front and one back.

    • D. 

      The single bars facing front.

    • E. 

      The single bar facing right.

  • 16. 
    Handcuffs should be applied from:
    • A. 

      The top of the wrist.

    • B. 

      Either top or bottom of the wrist.

    • C. 

      Either side of the wrist

    • D. 

      The bottom of the wrist

    • E. 

      From the top, bottom or either side of the wrist.

  • 17. 
    The decision to disengage after the first handcuff is applied is usually based on the officer's:
    • A. 

      Size and strength

    • B. 

      Size and sex

    • C. 

      Age and fitness level

    • D. 

      Date and time

    • E. 

      Training and experience

  • 18. 
    When a prone straight arm lock is applied and resistance stops, the pressure on the joints must:
    • A. 

      Decrease

    • B. 

      Increase

    • C. 

      Start

    • D. 

      Remain constant

    • E. 

      Stop

  • 19. 
    The hand that normally holds the handcuffs in a free standing cuffing position is called:
    • A. 

      The strong hand

    • B. 

      The support hand

    • C. 

      The power hand

    • D. 

      The reaction hand

    • E. 

      The action hand

  • 20. 
    Recertification in the basic course is required every __________.
    • A. 

      1 year

    • B. 

      3 years

    • C. 

      5 years

    • D. 

      2 years

    • E. 

      4 years

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