Rules relating to what officers are supposed to follow while they make an arrest will vary according to the jurisdiction. Typically, an arrest will occur when an individual who is being arrested believes reasonably that she or he will not be allowed to leave. In this case, the officer is not required to make use of handcuffs nor place this individual inside one of the police cruisers. However, many police officers take advantage of this particular tactic to protect bystanders or themselves. Also, a police officer is not required at the actual time of the person’s arrest to read them the Miranda Rights.
Police officers are required by law to read the Miranda Rights to a suspect before interrogation procedures begin. This is why various police departments suggest that the Miranda Rights are read as soon as the individual has been arrested. This allows for the officers, to begin with, questioning from the start and also any information that is given by the suspect can at a later stage be used as evidence or against the suspect. The last part of an arrest procedure is that the police officers will in the majority of cases tell the arrested why they have been placed under arrest even though they have no legal obligations in order to-do-so. This will depend on the circumstances and jurisdiction of the person’s arrest.
A universal rule that officers must adhere to is related to not treating a suspect cruelly or making use of excessive force. In most cases, officers are prohibited from using even the minimum power to bring the suspect into custody. For this reason, individuals are in most cases advised not to argue with and an officer or resist the arrest. If however, the arrested believes that their detention was incorrect or unjustified they are always able to set bail this issue at a later stage with the assistance of a lawyer and if this is warranted it can result in a “civil rights” case.