Thursday, November 18, 2010

What does it entail?

What do police do for a pat-down? I've seen pat-downs on TV, but generally, what does a standard police pat-down consist of? And is it a more intense one if you are putting them into jail?

I'd appreciate finding out. I'm leery of going to the local PD and asking them what their procedures are, and then over to the county Sheriff's to find out what their pat-down procedures are for those in striped pajamas. (and yes, in this county, they wear black & white striped PJs)

1 comment:

  1. Diane:
    What you're basically looking for is any "deviation" from the normal shape of the human body.
    And lumps, bulges, or otherwise suspicouis oprotuberances that would make you think theres is soomething on this person that should NOT be.
    Typically, it's conducted by loosely following the outline of the body with the hands, unless something is found amiss.
    Then, the hand pressure is applied to ascertain the optline of the suspicous object believed to be discovered.

    Depending on the situation, the subject may be either cuffed or "just assuming the position" against a wall or vehicle.

    In jail is a whole other animal, and they "specialists" for that.

    Them's the "basics".