Hand cuff training

Hand cuff training

Where can I find handcuff training in Kentucky? Is it worth it to get this certification? I'd like to add it to my resume to increase my job prospects but I've been totally floored by how hard it is to find anywhere offering this specific kind of training. Neither my local police department nor county sheriff can help.

Kentucky doesn't directly required security officers to be licensed so not being able to find any place local that offers hand cuff training is almost certainly the reason you haven't located a training course yet.

Almost all of the courses in my State have a handcuff operation and application certification course. Most companies require you to take the course simply because of the reason that if you are going to carry it, you should know how to use it.

The certification is both for safety of the individual you are applying the restraints too, but also for liability purposes. An untrained individual causing bodily harm, even if it was accidental, opens up the security company and your company's client to huge legal liabilities.

Better safe than sorry.

The courses I have taken, and the classes that I have sat in on to review, all offered hand cuffs, zip ties and other restraint usage, along with collapsible baton, pepper spray and if armed, Taser deployment.

You could always try taking a vacation in a different State, and combine it with an afternoon class in hand cuff usage and operation. You might be able to write off part of your vacation on your year-end taxes because it was necessary for training. But talk to your accountant first before you try that – I’m not a CPA.

In all honesty, if you are looking to boost your resume and increase your appeal to future employees I’d take a look at getting EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) certification first.

Or if you want to go a little more advanced, an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) training course and certification. That certification opens up a large array of other career choices too.

I have my EMT which has pushed me up the career ladder at the sports stadium, but it also means I don’t get shoved on boring ass “door duty” most days. Some days I get to sit in a comfy chair in a nice air-conditioned tent and help the guy who got dehydrated or took a misstep down the stairs and twisted his ankle.

I also get to be first on scene whenever there is a medical issue, which means I am more visible than my colleagues – “That Guy, he’s always first to respond and helping the public, let’s give him more money.”

Heck just some advanced First Aid classes will certainly make you more hire-able.

Going one or two steps beyond that, enroll in a community college and take classes that will give you college credit towards an AA or AS (associates) degree in criminal justice, foreign languages, book keeping, internet security, IT or anything that is related to your job.

Next step up from an AA is obviously a BA/BS and that is a huge career boost.

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