b. Whenever hand irons are used they should be double-locked.
applied they are placed on the subject's wrists and swung shut. Never "strike"
the hand irons on a subject's wrist. A subject's hands are normally secured
behind his back.
c. Hand irons are only temporary restraining devices; a person in hand
irons is not completely helpless.
He can still use his legs, his head, his
body, and to some extent, his arms.
Hand irons can also be opened without
keys; never relax your vigilance because the subject is in hand irons. If hand
irons are not available, secure the person's hands by using plastic restraining
ties, a necktie, or belt.
When using a necktie, place the tie around each
wrist. Make several turns between the hands. Then knot or otherwise secure
the tie. When his hands are placed in front, the knot should be placed over
his hands so that it is inaccessible to him. Then secure the tie to the waist
belt of the subject.
12. Transporting the Subject.
a. When transporting a subject by vehicle, check the interior of the
vehicle. Look for any object that could possibly be used as a weapon.
b. The subject should be placed in the back right seat of the vehicle with
an investigator behind the driver.
If an investigator carries his weapon on
the right side, he will remove it and place it on the left side. The subject
will sit in the rear middle or rear right. Both investigators should not be
seated in the front because the tendency is too great not to continually look
back. Instead, investigators tend to watch each other or the road. However,
if two subjects are to be transported, both should be in the rear seat. Both
investigators should then be seated in the front.
13. Apprehension, Search, Escort, and Detention of Females.
In apprehending a female person, avoid any physical
force not absolutely
Always be on guard against causing an
b. Search. DO NOT search her person. Wait until a woman or someone of
appropriate status can do so. Such a person may be a service woman, physician,
or civil police matron. The subject's handbag, luggage, packages, and coat, if
removed, may be searched.
c. Escort and Detention. A female person in custody will be escorted to
the MP station.
Avoid the possibility of false charges of molestation.
avoid this, get the names and addresses of witnesses before leaving the
apprehension scene, contact the MP station and have the time of departure from
the scene and the vehicle's mileage recorded.
It is good practice for more
than one investigator to always be present with a female when a matron or
service woman is not there.
At the police station, arrangements are made
instantly to deliver her to the nearest authorities of her branch of service.
Or she may be delivered to a suitable facility for detention of females.
Females are NOT detained in male confinement facilities.