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IP 41 Law and Justice 1 Course Development

Unit 6: Approach and Arrest of Suspects

Unit Details

  • Course Weight: 7%
  • Hours of Instruction: 11+/-
  • Course Assessment Questions: 7
  • Standard: The Learner will be able to apply procedures used in the approach and arrest of suspects (RBT: C3)


  1. Articulate constitutional standards in arrests, frisks, and searches.
  2. Analyze risks in interacting with suspects.
  3. Demonstrate the use of communications with dispatch and other officers before, during, and after an interaction with a subject.
  4. Demonstrate proper use of handcuffing suspects in the kneeling and prone positions.
  5. Demonstrate the use of appropriate verbal commands.
  6. Discuss proper frisk and search procedures.

My Lesson

Feel free to use my plans as a guide. My course is based on 52 minute class periods. My students in the first year course are 9th or 10th graders. These materials may need updating. Be sure to check web links.

Daily Outline

  • 1 – Notes
  • 2 – Notes
  • 3 – Notes
  • 4 – Handcuffing lab
  • 5 – Handcuffing lab
  • 6 – Handcuffing lab
  • 7 – Notes
  • 8 – Practice all skills
  • 9 – Assign PowerPoint, start Scenario Assessment
  • 10 – Scenario Assessment
  • 11 – Scenario Assessment
  • 12 – Debrief, Review Assessment

My Dropbox

All the files I used in the this unit can be viewed and downloaded. To print, be sure to download first. Click Here.


Additional Resources


CTE Online

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Texas Education Agency has online teacher materials for Texas courses.

LE I Click Here

  • Unit 5 Arrest


  • U of Washington School of Law Model Lesson Plan – scroll down for arrest. Click Here
  • Police Magazine – Handcuffing Suspects. Click Here
  • YouTube – 100s of videos for training on handcuffing