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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 your DT training, do your drills start “as far to the left of an attack as possible”...or do you simply practice getting out of trouble you’re already in? That ...
Years ago, a colleague of mine asked me to define the word policing. I told him it meant law enforcement. Policing and law enforcement are synonymous. He challenged me to look it up. Which ...
In this video tactical tip — the second in a series of three tips related to working from positions of disadvantage — noted Police and Corrections trainer Dan Severn discusses ...
Yesterday I posted a column in which I contrasted two different incidents — both taking place within the span of a few short hours on February 26, 2013 — on two different sides ...
Women and men think differently. Yeah, I know, newsflash. We think differently for at least two reasons. One is biological. It is scientific fact that our brains are biologically ...
According to a news report by KENS-TV5 in San Antonio, a new way to get high on dope is making its way into the hands of children. Yeah. Children. Drug-infused candy. Yeah. ;...
As an Active Threat Instructor I train officers in shooting, tactics, communication, etc... I tell my officers, when you’re in an area, start visualizing what you would do if an ...
In this video tactical tip — the first in a series of three tips related to working from positions of disadvantage — noted Police and Corrections trainer Dan Severn discusses ...
Late last week, I received an inquiry from a member of CorrectionsOne — the brother/sister site to PoliceOne serving COs across North America — with a question about body ...
In this video tactical tip, noted Police and Corrections trainer Tony Blauer — alongside demonstration partner Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — speaks about and then ...
The position of advantage can change quickly in a dynamic encounter, and you need to understand the effect of sudden shifts so as not to be jeopardized by them. Consider when you’re ...
Since our Academy days, we have been working to perfect our observation skills. Cops not only see things differently, we see more things. The more you can process and the speed you process ...
Tony Lambraia of Phoenix RBT Solutions and Ultimate Training Munitions — alongside demonstration partner “Rob” — shares some ways in which you create some drills for ...
U.S. Customs agents recently busted two women at JFK airport who were caught smuggling numerous kilos of cocaine in thick “diapers” made of duct tape. While this certainly ...
During SHOT Show 2013 in Las Vegas last month, I encountered an interesting little device which has a potential law enforcement application, although it appears it first glance to be a ...
Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside Jeremy Hasenkamp from Phoenix RBT — discusses and demonstrates a couple of control positions when working from an escort ...
When conducting pat-downs and personal searches, be aware that normal-looking headwear can contain hidden pockets with potentially dangerous contents. A variety of caps and hats are ...
While helping some allied officers on a drug investigation, we were trying to figure out how to generate enough information about a residence for an affidavit. One agent commented on how ...
I’ve been a PoliceOne Member for some time now and I constantly check the site. My main interest has been (and most likely will always be) training and good tactics. You know, the ...
Tony Lambraia of Phoenix RBT Solutions and Ultimate Training Munitions — alongside demonstration partners “Rob” and “Jeremy” — shares some thoughts and ...

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