Absolutely. In addition to this I was taught never to take your cuffs out til you’re in a position to Immediately apply them. Common issue I’ve seen in recent years. Few things look more ridiculous and are potentially as dangerous than a peeler attempting to chase/grapple/box with an arrested person while gripping a set of open cuffs in one hand.
I know, just basic stuff. I hate watching shows that follow Police around. The crap Police put up with from the POS just makes my blood boil. And their search techniques, not to mention put your f@#$king gloves on! You're searching a druggie and their bag FFS!