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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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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 ...
This is for all the great folks out there that use mag-lites or similar large rechargeable flashlights on patrol. Cut a bicycle inner tube section and slip it over your light. The rubber ...
Are enough safety precautions being taken during simulation training at your agency?
In a recent tip regarding shoulder mic placement, Officer Curtis Diaz of the Metropolitan DC Police Department said: "I like the mic on my strong side shoulder because if I'm shooting, I ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this week's PoliceOne Video Tactical Tip, Officer Lou Ann Hamblin with Van Buren Township (MI) DPS explains the ...
Practice involves several layers for a proper crisis response. What you practice is what you will do under stress. If the practiced techniques are not revisited from time to time, you are ...
Two things I do during traffic stops: 1. I unbuckle my seat belt before the suspect vehicle comes to a complete stop. 2. I have a plan of action ready if the worst thing happens, like ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this week's PoliceOne Video Tactical Tip, Trainer Ken Murray shares insights into how you can make your edged ...
I argee with Patrolman Armes completely (read the related tip). I carried a back up gun in an ankle holster for years, until a more experianced, fellow officer reminded me of a very ...
I wear my radio on my weak side and run the cord behind my back, under my strong side arm, and then clipped to my strong side epaulet. I then pull the cord taut and secure it under the two ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this week's PoliceOne Video Tip of the Week, Trainer Ron Borsch demonstrates survival-oriented footwork that will ...

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