July 4th 2020 – Most police policy do read that a male officer can pat down a female officer when a female officer is not available. Generally every department has 1 or two on shift. We would call a neighboring city if no females were available on our shift.
The motion he is using is as training dictates the back of the hand. It feels violating being searched man to man so this method of back of hand feels even worse since it’s tougher and mechanics.
Typically you’d tell the what you were doing if you had to pat a female down as a male.