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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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Single officers with no backup available may — in fact, often do —encounter scenarios in which they must deploy the TASER and move to handcuff the subject without any ...
I routinely receive intelligence briefs and other documents from my myriad contacts across the country. Many times, those emails are impetus for me to write an article or a tactical tip (so ...
In this video tactical tip, Van Postell discusses and demonstrates the application of an occlusive dressing such as the HALO Chest Seal to treat a sucking chest ...
Today’s tip is taken, in part, from the “stuff you already know” file. You already know that bad guys — and many of their victims — carry blood-borne pathogens ...
I learned this tip from a Maryland State Trooper. Keep a handcuff key in your glove pouch (if you keep in on the back of your belt) so you can reach it in a hurry if you end up handcuffed ...
Let’s celebrate the kickoff of the 2013 NFL season with a video tactical tip from PoliceOne Columnist (and die hard Packers fan) Dan Marcou. Here, Dan discusses and demonstrates a workout ...
Law enforcement and military intelligence centers have issued an officer safety warning about a covert attack tool called the Strike Spike. It’s a black aluminum disk, about an ...
Some people think that the police baton is outmoded, but a baton never runs out of ammunition and is highly effective in both crowd control and close-quarters combat situations. In this ...
The dashcam video of a suicide-by-cop incident highlighted in today’s edition of Reality Training offers a unique tip for us to consider. Watch the tail lights — the entire ...
Late last week, I read the article by PoliceOne Editor Doug Wyllie on the subject of doing 10 minutes of training every day you work. I agree and would also add that the same philosophy can ...
In this video tactical tip, Don Gulla — alongside his presentation partner, Rob — shows some techniques you might consider using and/or passing along to your colleagues in ...
I recently attended an outstanding carbine training course presented by Spartan Concepts and Consulting, the training company owned and operated by my friend and PoliceOne colleague, Ken ...
In this video tactical tip, Lieutenant Kevin Dillon works alongside Liam Duggan in discussing and demonstrating four elements you can use to in which you can maximize the effectiveness of ...
When firearms trainer John Farnam worked with a group of state police instructors recently to strengthen their urban rifle skills, he encountered a potentially fatal bad habit that he ...
A very good friend of mine and a LEO K-9 handler just recently reminded me of a little thing about the size of a poppy seed known to us all as the dreaded Deer Tick. These little blood ...
In this video tactical tip, Van Postell discusses and demonstrates the application of the SOF-T (Special Operations Forces Tourniquet) for officers who have had a severe-bleeding injury to ...
In the comments section of a recent article on PoliceOne, a reader advised officers to unsnap their holsters and take off their pistol’s safety when approaching a traffic stop. I ...
A rash of car burglaries in one southern California jurisdiction serves as a good reminder to not let your off-duty vehicles reveal your law enforcement connection. According to an ...
Attend local gun shows, visit online firearms forums, and know what new weapon systems are out there. Knowing only how to operate and maintain your duty weapon(s) and/or personal ...
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou discusses and demonstrates a way in which he works to improve his punching power, focus, and technique. In addition to the value ...

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