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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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Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player Going to the ground is a nightmare for most officers. Sport fighting techniques aren't practical. In this week's ...
Another item you can use to rapidly decontaminate yourself from OC is Dawn dishwashing liquid. Our experience with decontaminating recruit officers exposed directly to OC has found that if ...
Should you or your partner get sprayed on a call by a suspect (or inadvertently by your partner) you can use Johnson's Baby Shampoo and water to decontaminate. Try to get the shampoo in ...
Many people assume that they know how to correctly perform the push-up exercise. Unfortunately, most perform it incorrectly and increase the risk of shoulder injury. Some basic technique ...
If while training a recruit or acting as an FTO you find that your "student" continues to put things in his gun hand--things like a flashlight or notepad--and your verbal instruction ...
From: Law Officer magazine The decision to search a building involves a risk-benefit analysis. You only do so, alone or as a pair, if the likely risk is low. But always search as if ...
In reference to an earlier tip related to traffic stops, when performing a stop, I try to exit the vehicle as fast as possible. If you remain in the car to wait for the plate information, ...
You have probably seen or heard this tip a number of times, but with the recent traffic-related death statistics for officers, I think it needs repeating. While doing traffic stops, ...
1. On traffic stops, whenever possible, I wait for the return of the license plate information prior to exiting the patrol car for contact. 2. If making a nighttime stop, use all your ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this week's PoliceOne Video Tactical Tip, Inspector Kelly Keith demonstrates a two-officer grappling exercise that ...
The only way to truly stay in the game is to maintain physical preparedness. That means a variety of training activities including running, weight training and some form of self ...
Previously, Deputy Dan Nedzwecky, Montgomery Co. (PA) SD, shared a tip related to removing the blind spot on a Crown Vic (Read related tip). Here is a follow-up tip: Another way to help ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this week's PoliceOne Video Tactical Tip, Sgt. Joe Ferrera with Southfield (MI) PD, shares insights into a few ...
I recently learned this from a jailer: Officers should not wear their handcuffs in the small of their backs in front of the spinal cord. He advised me of a "jailhouse trick" I was unaware ...
I've accidentally found a way to eliminate most of the blind spot on the drivers side of a Crown Vic: I hate the way the spotlight sits on the Crown Vic. It falls in the way if it's ...
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 ...
I've been carrying a Glock Tactical Light on my handgun for the last 2 years. Over this time, when I've had to engage a suspect or clear a building, I've been able to have my weak hand ...
To increase your visibility during low-light roadside activites, put reflective tape, the kind you see on tractor trailers, on the inside of your trunk lid and on the driver's side door ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerIn this week's PoliceOne Video Training Tip, Instructor Bob Willis from NE Wisconsin Tech. College shares insight into the kinds of ...
As a follow-up to an earlier tip about signaling fellow officers to let them know what you're about to do (Read the tip), make sure to periodically change your signs/signals for arrest, or ...

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