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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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In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also of ISR Matrix International — shares some ideas about how ...
All aspects of domestic violence pose threats to officers, witnesses, and victims. Be ever alert on the original call, stand-by requests, court hearings, and most certainly, during every ...
​​Ever since Sierra LaMar — a 15-year-old girl from Morgan Hill (Calif.) — vanished on March 16, 2012, some 750 volunteers have conducted more than 1,000 sorties and devoted an ...
In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also of ISR Matrix International — addresses an issue that is ...
Like anything you’ve done ten thousand times without incident and without injury, simply getting into your squad car at the start of your shift can be dangerous if you let ...
How many times while growing up have you heard someone say, “If someone bothers you or wants to fight you just walk away.” Parents, teachers, coaches, and other adults all ...
If you’ve worked in law enforcement for longer than a day, you’ve heard someone say, “I remember when we used to could...” and you fill in the blank. As the years go ...
Last year, we presented a tactical tip from a PoliceOne Member who noted that with backup cameras becoming commonplace on vehicles, some bad guys have begun to use them for better view of ...
Let’s review some gun safety rules. We’re cops, so of course we know the rules, right? Some of us have been carrying guns for years. Some of us are hunters and/or competition ...
In this video tip, Tony Lambraia of Phoenix RBT Solutions and UTM discusses and demonstrates how you can help prepare your officers for the very likely eventuality that the first technique ...
Below you will be given a short quiz on a fictitious incident dealing with use of force. Rather than a 100-question written exam, this will be just one question with a pass or fail grade ...
In my experience qualification with an officer’s off duty weapon often turns into a “hurry and let’s get it done” affair. Training time is short and precious and ...
Consider the following when you respond to your next domestic call. 1) The people are already in an agitated or aggressive mode. 2) Somebody in that argument doesn't want you ...
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The way we practice on the range has a habit of showing up in real gunfights. If your typical session of practice at the range consist of you standing still and working on making small ...
Recently Lexipol sent out a video on the topic of an ambush. Gordon Graham dramatic spoke to the fact that statistically the number of ambushes on Law Enforcement is up 150 percent. The ...
A technique is the procedure, skill or art used in a specific or particular task. In many traditional martial arts, there's a different, specific technique to respond to every possible ...
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou — alongside demonstration partner Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief — shares a technique you can use to get a ...
“Never assume anything!” People use that quote — almost daily, it seems — for many reasons, and it’s probably a true statement most of the time. I would ...
When I attended the Defense Training International two-day Urban Rifle, it was preceded by a half-day “Tactical Treatment of Gunshot Wounds” course. I’ve attended such ...

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