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Criminal Justice Students Learn How to Stop a Felony High-Risk Vehicle
Monday, April 04, 2016
Criminal Justice students at the Southern Adirondack Education Center recently learned and rehearsed the procedure for making a felony high-risk vehicle stop.
Students took turns playing the roles of two officers, who would provide "cover" for each other while commands were given to students playing the occupants of the vehicle telling them to exit with their arms up and slowly walk backwards to the officer until told to stop.
Suspects are told to kneel, cross their ankles and interlock their fingers on top of their head. One officer will holster his/her weapon and secure the suspect with handcuffs, escort the suspect to the rear of the patrol car and conduct a thorough search before placing the suspect in the back of the patrol car. The same procedure follows for the next occupant, conducted by the other officer. If more than one patrol car is involved in the stop, one becomes the primary officer and the other two park on each side of the primary and are designated cover one and cover two.