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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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If you are not recording your traffic stops in this day and age, you are really missing out on a valuable tool in obtaining your evidence and making your case, from the simple traffic stop ...
Guys...you ever get hit in the groin? In training? On the streets? We all should wear a cup on duty, not just in training.
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerIn this PoliceOne Video Tip of the Week, trainer Gary Klugiewicz shares a short but critical tip that illustrates how ...
Weapon control is an extremely important aspect of officer safety. Inability to control weapons in your environment may lead to situations that require deadly force. Officer safety is ...
When an officer has a citizen encounter they should consider their "tactical position." We all have been trained to maintain some distance from the citizen/suspect. This is to allow ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerIn this week's PoliceOne Video Tip of the Week, firearms expert John Farnam, President of Defense Training ;...
This is to expand on the tip submitted by Officer Jason Jacobson, Los Angeles (CA) PD in the 2-15-2006 PoliceOne newsletter related to dry fire training (Read the tip: Secure login ...
Commonly, officers who have been involved in shooting situations say that they were briefly surprised by the actions of an assailant. This is sometimes a result of a mind-set in which calls ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerIf your agency allows a back-up gun, then it's only common sense to carry one. But selecting an appropriate and ...
One thing that gets put aside in the midst of an officer's daily grind is any type of regular dry-fire practice routine. If you can post a target in your garage or basement, you are set. ...
Heavy lifting, extended cardio or even strenuous aerobics can leave your muscles fatigued for several hours after the activity. "Shakes" commonly associated with this can negatively affect ...
Many of us in law enforcement remember to maintain our firearms. As a firearms instructor, I'm part of that group of trainers that has hammered the message home. Unfortunately, few ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerIn this week's PoliceOne video tip of the week, defensive trainer Robert Hindi illustrates the critical impact equipment ...
This incident involves a Sheriff’s Deputy in Louisiana this past week. He went to the range and was shooting with a raid jacket (with a draw string) as their policy dictates. He was using ...
When stealth is required, secure your keys by wrapping a rubber band around them to keep them quiet. Also, try to avoid keeping too much change in your pocket, which can make a lot of noise ...
After working undercover and spending hours in a car for surveillance, I discovered that if you place those small, concaved mirrors on your outside rearview mirrors you can effectively ...
Should the need arise to place the driver of a vehicle under arrest (warrant, DWLSR), I have gotten into the habit of completing the ticket and placing my ticket book (no metal case, just ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerIt can be easy to forget that in any building, a powerful and effective defensive tool may be right behind you...a wall. ...
This technique requires a little practice. Many of us have found ourselves in situations where we've needed to slam on the breaks (on-duty or off) and no matter how much pressure you put on ...
When patrolling, I always drop both front windows about 2-3 inches. That way, I can still hear audible noises outside the unit--screams for help, etc.--and not be afraid that if my unit was ...

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