The side mount position effectively allows law enforcement officers to control a resisting subject. By transitioning into the side mount, the officer gains superior leverage and control over the subject’s movements, reducing the risk of injury to both parties. From this position, the officer can closely monitor the subject’s actions and reactions, ensuring a safer and more controlled interaction. When the opportunity to apply handcuffs arises, the officer will be well-positioned to secure control of the subject’s arms, facilitating the handcuffing process with minimal resistance.