assistant should take a position which will allow him or her to watch the subject. The searcher should command
to spread his or her feet more than shoulder width apart.
to point his or her toes in line with his or her shoulders.
to extend his or her hands and arms.
to spread his or her fingers.
Figure 1-4. Frisk Search.
When the subject is in the appropriate position, the searcher should:
Remove and search the suspect's hat.
Search any property held or controlled by the suspect.
Move his or her hands over the subject's entire body patting down and crushing the subject's clothes.
(He or she may reach into the inner clothing to remove discovered weapons.)
Apply hand irons after the search (if contraband is found on the subject).
All illegal items discovered from a frisk search may be seized as evidence.