Handcuffing policy

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Dear College of Policing Limited,

I understand that there is Home Office Approved Training for the application of handcuffs on suspects/detainees, however, there seems to be a lack of information regarding what type of suspect/detainee should have which of the approved application methods applied.

I have found information that rear handcuffing in the stack position should be applied to slimmer people and larger suspects should have either back to back (of hand) or if impractical, to have 2 sets of handcuffs connected together.

It is clear that some people are too large to have rear stack at all or are large enough not to be able to have rear stack without causing considerable pain, discomfort and injury, yet I have found evidence of some people who clearly shouldn't have been handcuffed in the rear stack position being handcuffed in the aforementioned position.

What is the policy on handcuffing large people who struggle or cannot practically position their hands/arms for a rear stack and what are officers taught in regards to handcuffing in the rear stack position?

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Elliott

College FOI, College of Policing Limited

Dear Daniel,

Thank you for your email. I can confirm we have received your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We will aim to respond within 20 working days, but if you have any further questions in the meantime, please feel free to email back in.

Kind regards,

Kate.

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College FOI, College of Policing Limited

Dear Mr Elliot,

 

My response to your FOIA 2000 request is now complete.

 

However, one of the documents to be disclosed is too large for our
internal servers to send to you. This is despite my best attempts to
reduce it.

 

My proposal is to post the document to you. Would you be willing to call
our contact centre and leave us an address to post it to? I appreciate you
will not want to leave your address on the whatdotheyknow website, so I
think this is the best way to proceed. Are you happy with this proposal?

 

Our contact number is: 0800 496 3322

 

Thanks and regards,

James Rose

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Dear College FOI,

I called yesterday and gave my address to the operator who said she would pass it on. Please can you confirm you have the address to send the FOI response to.

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Elliott

College FOI, College of Policing Limited

Dear Mr Elliot,

Thank you for calling.

I can confirm I received your address. The document will be posted this afternoon and will require a signature.

The remainder of the request and letter will be emailed to you later this afternoon once I have finished formatting.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Regards,

James

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Dear College FOI,

Thank you for your quick response.

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Elliott

College FOI, College of Policing Limited

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Dear Mr Elliot,

 

Please find the attached FOIA 2000 response and subsequent disclosures.

 

As previously mentioned ‘disclosure one’ is in the post and should
hopefully be with you tomorrow.

 

Thanks and regards,

James

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necessarily those of the College of Policing Limited.

It is intended only for the person(s) to whom it is addressed and may
contain privileged information.

Accordingly, the copying, dissemination or distribution of this message to
any other person may constitute a breach of Civil or Criminal Law.

Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the College, all Services are
provided under the College's standard [1]Terms and Conditions. These terms
apply to the exclusion of any other terms that the customer seeks to
impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or
course of dealing.

The College of Policing Limited is a company registered in England and
Wales, with registered number 8235199 and VAT registered number 152023949.
Our registered office is at Leamington Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry
CV8 3EN.

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