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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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In this video tactical tip, Tony Lambraia of Phoenix RBT Solutions and UTM — alongside demonstration partners Joe Overstreet and PoliceOne Editor in Chief Doug Wyllie — shares ...
Please be advised: What follows is not in any way, shape, or form meant to analyze the incident in which Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson (Mo.) Police Department came upon Michael ...
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou — alongside demonstration partner Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief — shares some thoughts on his personal ...
I’ve recently been examining the issue of sleep — well, more accurately, the issue of sleep deprivation — as it relates to human performance and officer ...
In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne of the Minnesota Kali Group — alongside demonstration partner Peter Hedrick of MPI Protective Services — demonstrates a set of drills ...
Every morning at oh-dark-thirty — without fail — I get stopped on my way home from work at the same traffic light. It’s always red and it doesn’t change for at least ...
There are a couple tactical options that tend to be overlooked in the planning stages of a tubular assault. SWAT commanders seem to focus on the entry point of the plane and the close ...
I came across a new motorcycle accessory I’d never seen before — a hollow locking "Footboard" for Harley Davidson motorcycles that can easily conceal a firearm and ...
In this video tactical tip, Joseph “Little Joe” Ferrera discusses and demonstrates two ways in which you can trap an adversary’s hand in high guard in such a way as to ...
We continue to see an increase in the number of officers who carry concealed when off duty. Further, the number of retired officers carrying a gun (under HR-218 / LEOSA) is continually ...
Every summer we hear about at least one — and usually more than one — police officer who passes out due to dehydration. Some instances (those typically making the headlines in ...
In this day and age, why am I still seeing officers blocking the driver-side windows and/or doors during a traffic stop? Hasn’t word gotten out that people are shooting at us and ...
In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also of ISR Matrix International — shares a simple maneuver to protect ...
In this video tactical tip, Tony Lambraia of Phoenix RBT Solutions and UTM — alongside demonstration partner Joe Overstreet — shares some thoughts on how to simulate in your ...
As you probably know when you give out a physical description in a report, over the radio or on the computer it should follow a certain format. Where I come from the sequence is race, ...
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou — alongside demonstration partner Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief — shares some thoughts and techniques you may ...
I recently came across a video put out by the folks at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy and their YouTube channel, GracieBreakdown. It was thought-provoking for myriad reasons, but the most ...
Cops “routinely” perform heroic, life-saving actions to help citizens facing their darkest hours — people who’ve lost all hope and seek to kill themselves as a ...
I work at a campus law enforcement agency — we have a pretty strict budget when it comes to practice rounds. I’ve found that by doing dry-fire exercises — as well as ...
In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne of the Minnesota Kali Group — alongside demonstration partner Peter Hedrick of MPI Protective Services — demonstrates some techniques ...

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