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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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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 ...
Every year as summer nears I hear the same thing: “Better get ready, its getting warm out and they [gang members] are going to be out in force.” The thinking is that as the ...
When was the last time you entered a gym, ran a mile in under 6 or 7 minutes, or threw down for some pushups or sit-ups? How about a day at the range or do some dry-fire drills? What ...
Most cops have a soft spot for kids and jump at the opportunity to work with young people. Some of our best community-policing investments come from police officers working with youth ...
In this video tip, PoliceOne Contributor Dave Smith discusses why officers need to be constantly doing when/then thinking — preparing for any and every eventuality — while on ...
In this video tip, PoliceOne Contributor Dave Smith discusses the importance of making thoughtful, conscious decisions about you actions on the job as well as off duty. Every time an ...
Three days after I posted a tactical tip encouraging police agencies across the country to “Take the next few days to review your agency policies and procedures for managing peaceful ...

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