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February 05, 2007

P-1 Mailbag: The “Surprise!” Arrest Tactic

What do you think? The following article explores the tactic of taking a surprise approach to handcuffing a subject. Some say starting to cuff a subject before he has a chance to realize he's being arrested may incite an attack. Others claim it actually prevents attacks by getting the subject cuffed before he has time to even think about resisting. What do you think? Smart tactic...or dangerous? Have you used the surprise approach? Did it work? E-mail us at

Surprise! You're in handcuffs; Arrest technique gets mixed reviews from LEO's

By Latisha R. Gray
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Full story: P-1 Mailbag: The “Surprise!” Arrest Tactic

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