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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />USE OF RESTRAINING DEVICES UOF-05 <br />EFFECTIVE <br />LAST REVISED NEW REVISED CALEA <br />PAGE <br />DATE <br />DATE DATE STANDARDS MET <br />1 of 8 <br />05-27-04 <br />06-19-09 05-06-20 YES <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />This policy establishes procedures for the use of handcuffs and auxiliary <br />restraining devices on persons in custody, and to provide for the safety and <br />security of the detainee and the transporting officers. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />It is the policy of the Surprise Police Department that all officers maintain control <br />of and security over all persons in their custody. Prisoners must be considered <br />potentially dangerous regardless of the charges against them. <br /> <br />III. HANDCUFFS <br /> <br />A. All persons arrested and transported in a Department vehicle, regardless <br />of the charges, shall be handcuffed behind the back, except when doing <br />so would aggravate an injury or condition. Situations that may allow for <br />handcuffing persons in front include, but are not limited to: <br /> <br />1. Elderly or ill persons for minor offenses. <br />2. Persons who are temporarily incapacitated, such as a serious <br />wound to the arms or hands, etc. <br />3. A woman in advanced stages of pregnancy. <br />4. Physically disabled persons. <br /> <br />Note: Exceptions to this policy shall be approved by the on-duty <br />supervisor prior to implementation. Officer safety is paramount <br />when weighing the decision to transport a subject unrestrained. <br /> <br />B. All persons arrested who fall into the following categories will be <br />handcuffed at the time of arrest and will remain handcuffed until confined <br />in jail. <br /> <br />1. Felony prisoners. <br />2. Belligerent or combative prisoners. <br />3. Verbally abusive prisoners who are likely to become combative. <br />4. Prisoners who are likely to cause injury to themselves or others. <br />5. Any other prisoners the officer feels necessary to restrain for the <br />safety of the prisoner and of the officers. <br /> <br />