Power Handcuffing System
The Power Handcuffing System was adopted by the NLETC after years of instruction and observation of officers using other cuffing systems and methods. After 10 years of observation, study and research on the subject of handcuffing and memory retention, a consensus was reached among our trainers: While many methods of handcuffing are very well designed and effective for some trainees, many officers fail to retain the tactical skills to repeat the cuffing techniques effectively and safely during in-service training and actual field use.
The NLETC Power Handcuffing system is based, in part, on the "Stocks" system, first developed and introduced by retired FBI trainer Mr. Chin H. Lee. While the concept is not new, many modifications and adaptations have been built into the system that makes it extremely teachable and easy for officers to retain. The Power Handcuffing System increases the comprehension, skill level and safety of officers during frisking, cuffing, searching and controlling subjects in the field and in correctional facilities.
Equipment needed: Casual or athletic clothing, footwear, duty belt, and handcuffs.
Materials provided: Text and trainer shirt.