Police Tips

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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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 ...
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou discusses and demonstrates ways in which you can safely practice falling to the ground without incurring injury — either in ...
In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also of ISR Matrix International — first demonstrates a ...
You just got a new CCW holster or CCW garment. How many times do you have to draw and shoot from that new carry position in order to achieve the level of proficiency — and comfort ...
Get a quick tip on one of the most critical aspects of an application! To learn more check out the video below!  ...
Because April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, your agency may already be conducting enhanced enforcement of existing laws on use of cellular telephones while driving (if ...
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 ...

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