Placing inmates in a kneeling position
|wingsio 1 post||
Your information is very useful
|FordSVT 60 posts||
Kneeling, hands on head, palms up, fingers intertwined, facing away, ankles crossed, your left foot on the instep of the inmate’s foot, (if your right handed,) is always a safer approach.
OCCD, this is what I was taught and it works well.
|hollywood 2 posts||
we are taught that in training but it is rarely used. if so it would be kneeling and inmate leaning forward with arms out behind him so if he tries to pull away you go right back out at 2 1/2 and he ends up “spun-out” with your knees resting on his back.
|OCCD 57 posts||
|125.25 16 posts||
I believe it depends on the situation of the inmate, you stated disruptive, if he/she is secured with restraints, hopefully behind his/her back, they should be placed against the wall, face towards the wall a a staff member hand on his/her back securing no movement, the problem I’ve occurred with the kneeling position the officer becomes laxed thinking he/she is secured and when ready to assist helpng to pick up the inmate from the ground he/she gives a head butt to the face, followed by a kick, ouch that hurts, now you use force when he/she is handcuffed, not good for the cameras
|CO-n-Georgia 15 posts||
I have also used this tactic (inmate on knee’s with ankles crossed) one thing i did run into once was an inmate from china freaked out on me when i instructed him to assume this position… the reason he bucked is that in china his homeland this is the position they are put in before being shot in back of the head….
|Igoturback 16 posts||
Do your homework, and make sure you have a strong union standing behind you.
|IllPhillyPhan 11 posts||
No problem with the on the knees approach, the only thing safer would be to have them laying face down on their bellies!
|COCSWarner 9 posts||
Safety first. Your main objective is to go home every night. If you feel more comfortable placing them on their knees then go for it. It does give you more reaction time if they were to try something. I don’t understand why they are giving you a hard time over it. If it is part of your defensive tactics protocol then I would keep using it. If the inmate is disruptive, it is warranted force. I personnally would tell the Captain if he is in a supervisory position he should know that it is in the protocol.
|untouchable_1 4 posts||
What are your thoughts about putting inmates who are either disruptive or non-compliant into a kneeling position while waiting for transport out of a housing unit. Kneeling is part of my Departments Defensive Tactics program and I have incorporated it into my safety protocol. However, my Captains are giving me a tremendous amount of grief over my tactic. They are telling me absolutely not.
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