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The PoliceOne Law Enforcement and Police Tips section provides insight from PoliceOne columnists and members on the things Police Officers can do to increase safety and enhance productivity.

The tips and resources here—ranging from innovations in defensive tactics to new concealment techniques to off duty survival and dozens of other matters critical to law enforcement officers—are updated regularly. Every day, Officers on the streets encounter new information that can help fellow officers, so we encourage you to submit your tips. Help us to help Police Officers better serve and protect our communities.

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Don't let the matching requirement stop you from applying. There are many options available to you when it comes to funding those matching funds.  ;...
In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne of the Minnesota Kali Group — alongside Peter Hetrick, also of the Minnesota Kali Group — shares a number of drills you can teach ...
Whose job is it to carefully search a prisoner before transporting to HQ, court, or detention facility? We know there’s a big difference between pat down at time of initial contact ...
In this video tactical tip, Peter Hetrick — Operations Manager for MPI Protective Service and MPI Training Academy — discusses and demonstrates some different views on weapons ...
The old adage that “bad guys don’t use holsters” is not always true. In the past week, several of my law enforcement brothers and sisters have sent me a link to a new ...
Think like a bad guy for a few minutes. Ask yourself, “If I had to hide something from being seen or found how would I do it?” If you wanted to keep a weapon from being seen ...
In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also of ISR Matrix International — speaks about and shows us ...
Being turned down for a grant can be a part of life. Sometimes even the best applications are denied funding, but that does not have to be the end of the story  ...
Your skills are an important part of your everyday performance. “What skills?” you might ask. Your ability to operate your cruiser at higher speeds, for one, right? How ...
In this video tactical tip, police and military trainer Lee Shaykhet — alongside demonstration partner and PoliceOne Editor in Chief Doug Wyllie — shows us a simple technique to ...
Amid all the bad talk and negative media coverage we are hearing and seeing, I hear some street officers saying “I’ll just put the blinders on and avoid getting involved with ...
“When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.” — Leo F. Buscaglia, author, motivational speaker, Professor of Special Education Boys learn to flex muscles, ...
In this video tactical tip, Joseph “Little Joe” Ferrera discusses and demonstrates how you can combine two techniques previously covered in his DT series — answering the ...
When you leave your home to report for duty it is important to your health and safety to have a clear head and light heart. It is important to leave the pressure of family life at home as ...
It is the investigator’s job to relay the events of the crime in the best possible manner. Crime scene photos help to tell a story. A good set of photos can help those involved in the ...
If you are a working police officer I assume that you regularly practice drawing your sidearm from your holsters-duty, back up and off duty. Your neural pathways need to stay well practiced ...
I recently enjoyed reading Duane Wolfe’s article “5 statements cops should never make on duty.” I would like to add a sixth statement, which is a pet peeve of mine as a 25 ...
I’m a retired veteran of 30 years and both of my sons are police officers. One of my sons and I were just having a discussion about the best way for an officer to safely conduct a ...
On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox played a game in front of exactly zero spectators. The two previous games in the three-game set were cancelled ...
In a recent TASER Training Bulletin (19.0-14) regarding Recommended Spark Test Duration, users were advised to make sure that the Spark Test run for the full five seconds. TASER cited a ...

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