From 2010 to 2020 over 130 individuals lost their lives while police officers were trying to control and handcuff the detainee. Most of these deaths occurred when police officers were attempting to control a handcuffed detainee in the prone position. The police officer or officers placed their weight on the detainee’s upper body or on their head. In this prone position, lung capacity can be reduced by up to 40% and death by prone/asphyxiation can occur in a matter of minutes.
The VFIX Safety Leg restraint was developed by Roger Jackson from a desire to make the apprehension of resisting detainees safer for both the detainee and the arresting officers.
Having over 40 years of experience in domestic and international security, Roger has served as a Fort Worth Police officer, a Special Agent for the United States Secret Service and held the position of Director of Security for two international corporations. His vision was to develop a simple device that would allow an officer to safely immobilize the detainees’ legs and get them to a safe seated position. This allows the detainee to resume their normal breathing capacity. This vision led to the birth of the VFIX.