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Don't be the victim of a bad search

In my career I’ve seen, heard, and been part of an officer or officers missing a weapon or contraband because of a poorly performed search. When we do a frisk or pat down in the field it is easy to miss a weapon or contraband because of the speed to get subject cuffed and away from area. 

Once we get to HQ it is imperative that a complete systematic search be conducted. While the subject is still cuffed start at the head one side at a time and check all the way down to the shoe. Now the opposite side head to shoe. 

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