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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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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 ...
In this video tip, PoliceOne Contributor Dave Smith discusses some of the dangers of winter driving and offers the reminder that as the winter seasons begins it’s important to refresh ...
Yesterday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon — surrounded by law enforcement leaders from the St. Louis area — said that “violence will not be tolerated” when the grand ...
Complacency can be a major problem for those who not only work the street but those who dispatch and supervise. It is that monkey on your back that can get you killed if you’re not ...
Cops are mission driven. When they engage they are in it to win it. They hate an order to stand down. Our heroes hold the line, damn the torpedoes, and say “nuts” to surrender. ...
In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also of ISR Matrix International — talks about how you can ...
Recent social media posts by a number of well-known ISIS leaders led the FBI and DHS to issue a memo warning law enforcement and military personnel against potential personal attacks by ...
During a seminar session at IACP 2014 in Orlando dubbed “Has your state drug policy gone up in smoke?” I was reminded of a potential threat to public safety on Halloween: ...
If someone conducts a full-on assault on you — the kind of attack that will cause you to fight for your life — will you be prepared to take a hit or will your knees crumble on ...
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 — ...
Today we must consider the ramifications of the terror attack two days ago in Canada — in which a recent convert to Islam intentionally ran over two Canadian soldiers, killing one and ...
In this video tactical tip, Joseph “Little Joe” Ferrera discusses and demonstrates some of the fundamentals you should be using whenever you have a situation in which you use a ...
During the 2014 ILEETA Conference, PoliceOne Contributor Joseph “Little Joe” Ferrera — a Sergeant with the Southfield (Mich.) Police Department —debriefed a gunfight ...
When SCOTUS disallowed searches incident to arrest where the driver was restrained and away from the vehicle, some agencies and officers overcompensated by failing to use other theories to ...
In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also of ISR Matrix International — talks about how you can ...

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