(10) Formation should be a safe distance from the roadway. This is to keep prisoners from jumping
into a passing vehicle, or in front of a passing vehicle.
(11) If you must cross a road, use a flanking movement, but only do so when it is safe. Be very
careful at intersections.
e. Movement by Motor Vehicle. Escorting prisoners in High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles
(HMMWVs), ambulances, vans, open-bed trucks, buses, and Gators or similar vehicles (it is recommended
that seat belts or similar restraining devices be used when using a Gator or similar vehicle).
f. There are four basic steps to escorting a prisoner by motor vehicles.
(1) The first step or performance measure is to search the vehicle. Make sure you remove or secure
items that could be used as weapons. Items such as tools can be stored in an area of the vehicle not
accessible to the detainee. You can use any search method, but make sure it is thorough and systematic.
(2) The second step is to brief the driver on the following:
(a) Talking to detainees is not permitted and emergency signals must be established.
(b) Emergency signals could be one tap on the vehicle by you means "GO," and two taps mean
(3) Your third step is to load the vehicle. Sometimes, there will be a single escort to escort the
detainee. When loading, first load the detainee, then the unarmed escort. The armed escort will load last.
(4) Your fourth step is to unload the vehicle. When unloading, first unload the armed escort, second
the unarmed escort, and last the prisoner will exit the vehicle. You will notice that this order is in reverse of
the loading order.