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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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We’ve been seeing a lot of orange around lately. But all those pumpkins on all those front porches should not be the only orange you should be thinking about, particularly if you work ...
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Duane Wolfe discusses and demonstrates some of the behavioral indicators that a person may be pulling a gun on ...
The doctor asked the patient if he has been experiencing problems with his memory. The patient replied, “How would I know?” It is a cute joke but it contains a sliver of ...
In this video tactical tip, Van Postell discusses and demonstrates several of the applications available to you with the emergency bandage — also known as the Israeli Bandage — for ...
You’ve probably long since developed “muscle memory” to quickly turn down your portable radio (if you don’t have an ear piece, I encourage you to consider getting ...
In this video tactical tip, Henry Brettrager — the founder of the Sudden Assault Response System, commonly known as SARS — demonstrates the basics and principles of the ...
Before even watching this video I probably should have expected the imminent doom of the smiling knucklehead pictured below. But I didn’t. My mind was on something else (the ...
I would like to share with you two questions, which, if asked, answered, and acted upon at the right moment may prevent future tragedies like Aurora, The Navy Yard Massacre, Newton, and ...
In this video tactical tip, Don Gulla — alongside his presentation partner, Rob — shows a couple of technique which may help you ensure retention of your firearm even in extreme ...
According to reports, the siege at the Westgage Mall in Nairobi has ended. Credit for the attack — a Junior Varsity version of Lashkar-e-Taiba’s multiple-target, multiple-team, ...
I think we can all agree that working together as a team to get the mission accomplished — with maximum efficiency — is a good tactic. Why do we still see street officers ...
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 ...

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