document Restraint Chair

In Police Standard Operating Procedures

Departments may consider adding a prisoner restraint chair to the equipment for use in their jail or holding facilities. The use of a restraint chair should be clearly outlined as a use of force for the specific purposes of protecting the inmate from escape, harm to themselves or others, prevent physical damage to the facility, or when other restraint methods have been ineffective. This type of equipment must be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s warnings and the restrained subject properly monitored during usage. If utilized, proper training and a well written policy on the use of the restraint chair is required to avoid liability exposures and to ensure that the chair is used safely and properly. Restraint, Chair, Jail, PSOP-025