Statewide Training Academy, Inc.    
"Excellence Through Training"

PATH Course

Handcuffing Course

COURSE TITLE:        Handcuffing Course  
COURSE TIME:       4 Hours

COURSE FEE:          $75.00

INCLUDES:              All course materials, Training Manual,
of a Pocket Card and Wall 
                                    Certificate (to successful students)

DESCRIPTION:       This course covers the defensive tactics 
                                    and actual hands-on
demonstrations of 
                                    proper handcuffing procedures.

FORMAT:                 Custom Microsoft® PowerPoint 

Proper Training in the Use of Handcuffs is Vital to Officers

Handcuffs are among the most often used tool by law enforcement & security officers, yet training is severely lacking. Studies show that over 67% of resistance by subjects occurs after the first handcuff has been applied.  All too often the result is injury and/or death to either the officer or subject.

This course also has been used extensively by the “Loss Prevention” Industry by officers who, in the course and scope of their employment, are confronted by the need to be properly trained in handcuffing procedures.  For liability reasons, an officer who has been training in the proper handcuffing and then is forced to make an arrest always looks better before the court than an officer who has affected the arrest and was never trained to properly apply the cuffs.


Handcuffing Course

This four (4) hour certification course is the most complete and innovative handcuffing course in the country.  The techniques presented are practical and effective.  Topics to be covered include the safest approach and positioning for handcuffing, handcuffing resistive subjects, removing handcuffs, and the use of various types of cuffs, among others. Upon successful completion of the testing criteria, students will be certified in the proper application of handcuffs and will receive a pocket card documenting their certification.

Course Topics 

  • Handcuffing Nomenclature
  • Hinged Handcuffs
  • General Handcuffing Guidelines
  • Handcuffing the Resistive, Non-Resistive, or Semi-Resistive Subject(s)
  • The Prone Straight Arm Lock
  • Disengage & Decentralization Skills
  • Prone Handcuffing
  • Standing a Prone Handcuffed Subject
  • Removing Handcuffs
  • Frisk & Cuff
  • Use of Contact Cover
  • Use of Plastic Cuffs

Benifits of Hands-On Training Course 

  • 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

Required Equipment

·        Handcuffs
·        Handcuff Case
·        Handcuff Key
·        Duty Belt Suggested, But Not Necessary
·        Clothes Appropriate To 'Physical' Training


State-of-the-art training is conducted in a safe classroom environment using the latest simulators.  Hypothetical situations are acted out with the use actual handcuffs.