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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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Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this week's video tip, Ralph Mroz, Training Director for the Police Officers Safety Association discusses the ...
As a former glazier, I'm aware that all side windows of automobiles are made of tempered glass (baked in an oven) and are weakest on the edges. To break one, simply insert a screwdriver or ...
For those conducting traffic stops out on divided highways, try to make the stop just beyond the open crossovers. If your backup is coming from the opposite direction, he or she can use the ...
Remove the white lens of the "Suicide Light" and place a red taillight lens inside. This will reduce the amount of the bright white light that illuminates you and distorts your ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player Maintaining control of a suspect for frisking and cuffing can be problematic for smaller officers. In this week's ...
If I stop a car with tinted windows at night, I discovered a way to make the occupants visible to me and, conversely, to make me less visible. I order them on my PA to turn on their ...
A few years ago a more experienced officer gave me this tip that has worked for me and my coworkers. The officer applied reflective tape to his black, metal patrol flashlight (including the ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this week’s PoliceOne Video Tip, Ralph Mroz, Training Director for the Police Officers Safety Association, ...
Not to plug a particular brand name, I will use what ever works, but Emerson Knives have a technology called the "wave." I carry an Emerson Karambit on my weak side as a back up. It is a ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player We believe that the way shotgun reloading is almost universally taught is impractical and often impossible in the real ...
Almost every officer carries a knife as both a back up weapon and as a tool for daily use. For most officers this is usually a manual (thumb flip), automatic or assisted opening clip knife ...
In the past two months, a patrol sergeant responded to a B & E in progress and apprehended two juveniles, one male and the other female. The female was placed in the sergeant's rear ...
While executing a search warrant with our county Sheriff's Department, I entered a kitchen from the living room and discovered that the bad guys had stuck a lockblade knife into the ceiling ...
If you wear an external-type protective vest over your uniform, make sure you are careful when carrying items in the pockets. One of our deputies was injured in a scuffle with a suspect ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this week’s PoliceOne Video Tip, Ralph Mroz, Training Director for the Police Officers Safety Association, reveals ...
Let's review best practice for suspect escort. Read secure tips from Trainer and P1 contributor Gary Klugiewicz: 1. Check on the prisoner's background/threat level/destination/route of ...
During night shift, instead of using the "suicide" light (the big white dome light inside your cruiser) consider replacing the maplight bulbs - located on either side of the Crown Victoria ...
When arriving on the scene of an in-progress call, do not stack units behind one another. Rather, park on the opposite sides of the street so if there is gunfire or if you need to back up ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this week’s PoliceOne Video Tip of the Week, Ralph Mroz, Training Director for the Police Officers Safety ...
An additional tip on flex-type cuff safety: A good idea is to watch for a person trying to get their shoes laces off. Different styles of laces can cut through the cuff with no problems. ...

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