These handcuffs are good for anybody in and explorer program or in the academy, but it the real world I feel these would not be reliable. They are made in Taiwan, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but its not the best. These are made nice and with decent steel but mine have already bent a little bit. I am pleased for the money, but the quality isn't all there. I have no real police experience, so don't take my word 100%.