October 8, 2018 - For Immediate Release
PHOTO: Samantha Brunson, Mr.
Fairless, and Chesnee Fitzgerald learn the proper way to handcuff a suspect while
Robert Walton and Marty Burr look on.
The Criminal Justice students at the Kiamichi
Technology Centers Talihina campus, are learning the standard operating
procedures for handcuffing. If handcuffing is not done properly, the suspect or
the officer and can become injured. The students in the Criminal Justice
program work on various situations of standard techniques to handcuffing a
suspect that is resisting arrest. With the proper instruction, students will
become proficient in all types of handcuffing styles and will be prepared for
any situation to keep everyone involved safe.
The instructor for the Criminal Justice program is Eric
Fairless. Mr. Fairless has been employed with the KTC Talihina campus since
February 2018. He has an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice and received
his Council on Law Enforcement and Training in 2003. Mr. Fairless was
previously employed with the Fort Smith Police Department. When asked why he wanted
to be an instructor at KTC Talihina, Mr. Fairless replied, “I want to give
students the tools they need to start a career in law enforcement.” In his
spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
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