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NCJ Number
Law and Order Volume: 41 Issue: 9 Dated: (September 1993) Pages: 145-148
J J Truncale
Date Published
4 pages
Four basic physical techniques that police officers can use to obtain simple but effective control and compliance are the basic escort position, the basic wrist lock, the handcuffing wrist lock and the elbow to the sky control lock.
The escort position is used on people who are passive and not physically resisting the police officer. One of the officer's hands is around the person's wrist and part of the hand, and the other hand is placed just above the elbow. The officer is just behind the person and can easily feel any signs of aggression. The basic wrist lock is the easiest compliance hold to learn and starts from the escort position. The handcuffing wrist lock can be done from the escort position or as a change from one control hold to another, as a means of getting the person's hands behind the back for handcuffing. Several principles are involved in takedowns and cuffing ground lockups. Photographs