Handcuffing Tactics™ 1-Day Instructor Course Outline

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Handcuffing Tactics™

Upon successful completion of the 1-day Handcuffing Tactics™ certification program, Instructors will receive the following:

  • Handcuffing Tactics™ 3-year In-house Instructor certification from Personal Safety Training Inc.
  • Authorization to train and certify staff in the:
    • Handcuffing Tactics™ (4 hour) certification course
    • Handcuffing Tactics™ re-certification courses
The Handcuffing Tactics™ Instructor package includes:
  • PowerPoint CD for the Handcuffing Tactics™ 4 hour certification
  • Handcuffing Tactics™ Instructor manual
  • Handcuffing Tactical Key
  • Copy of “Be Safe Not Sorry” – the Art and Science of keeping YOU and your family Safe from crime and violence
  • Student tests, proficiency skills test and instructional forms
  • Maintenance of training records
  • Continual support from Handcuffing Tactics™ – Personal Safety Training Inc.

Handcuffing Tactics™ 1 Day Instructor Course Outline

  • Introduction to the Handcuffing Tactics™
  • The First Rule of Training = Safety
  • Modular Based Training
  • Modules and Objectives
Module One
Defensive Tactics Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals
  • The Bladed Stance
  • Defensive Movement (Forward Shuffle)
  • Defensive Movement (Rear Shuffle)
  • Defensive Movement (Side to Side Shuffle)
  • Forward and Rear Pivoting
  • Defensive Verbalization
  • The Art of Distraction
  • Escape Strategies
  • Reactionary Gap
  • Hand Positions
Module Two
Handcuffing Nomenclature
  • Handcuffing Nomenclature
  • Chain, Hinged and Plastic Handcuffs
  • Rigid and Oversized Handcuffs
  • Care & Maintenance of Handcuffs
  • Handcuff Keys and Handcuff Holders
  • Loading Your Handcuffs
  • Handcuffing Stances
Module Three
Proper Placement, Fit & Position
  • Handcuff Wrist Placement
  • Position of Hands
  • Check for Proper Fit and Wrist Placement
  • Always Double Lock Handcuffs
Module Four
Handcuffing Positioning and Approach
  • Standing Subject Positioning
  • Kneeling Subject Positioning
  • Prone Subject Positioning
Module Five
Standing Handcuffing
  • Standing Handcuffing Technique (part 1)
  • Standing Handcuffing Technique (part 2)
  • Two Person Escort for Handcuffed Subject
  • One Person Escort for Handcuffed Subject
  • Removing Handcuffs
Module Six
Kneeling Handcuffing
  • Kneeling Handcuffing Technique (part 1)
  • Kneeling Handcuffing Technique (part 2)
Module Seven
Prone Handcuffing
  • Prone Handcuffing Technique (part 1)
  • Prone Handcuffing Technique (part 2)
  • Prone Handcuffing Technique (part 3)
  • Standing the Prone Handcuffed Subject (part 1)
  • Standing the Prone Handcuffed Subject (part 2)
Module Eight
Arm Bar Take-Down (Optional)
  • Arm Bar Take-Down (part 1)
  • Arm Bar Take-Down (part 2)
  • Prone Control Positions
  • Positional Asphyxia
Module Nine
Handcuffing Tips & Warnings
  • Handcuffing Tips & Warnings
  • YOUR policies and procedures
Module Ten
Post Incident Response & Documentation
  • Post Incident Response
  • Post Incident Documentation
  • Elements of Reporting Force
  • Use of Force Awareness
Reference Guide and Bibliography
Instructor Forms and Requirements
  • Appendices
  • Adult Learners
  • PowerPoint and Manuals
  • Presenting to Staff
  • Teaching Aids
  • Instructor Presentation
  • Teaching Practice
  • Presentation Evaluation
  • Reference Guide and Bibliography
  • Procedures for Training
  • Training Requirements
  • Forms and Written Tests
  • Skills Tests
  • Course Feedback
Trainers Development Tools and Techniques

The effective Instructor knows that through his/her interaction with their class that motivation and inspiration are needed to effect any long lasting change. A comprehensive instructor development section provides proven instructional techniques to enhance learning and retention of the Handcuffing Tactics™ material taught.