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Handcuffing small-wristed individuals

Every officer, at one point in time, has come across that individual that the handcuffs would not fit on properly. We all remember the training we were given. “Place the handcuff in the handcuffing groove….” Handcuffing is something we take for granted on a daily basis. The malnourished, female crack addict or the 11-year-old child will not be secured in a traditional set of handcuffs or by most traditional handcuffing techniques.

I have field tested the following techniques for small-wristed subjects and would like to share them with my brother and sister officers:

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