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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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Unfortunately, we who have taken up the profession in law enforcement can display our pride like other professions. Wearing clothing that indicates you may be a police officer out in ...
In this video tactical tip, Lieutenant Kevin Dillon — alongside his presentation partner, Liam Duggan — discusses and demonstrates a shin lifting kick that you can deliver with ...
The ‘buckle-less’ duty belt system has been around for a long time. They’re a popular means of carrying duty equipment for many law enforcement officers, but like any ...
Ammunition continues to be in short supply in most areas, causing many people (me included) to cut back somewhat on the number of rounds expended in live-fire range training. You cannot ...
Are you avoiding vigorous exercise shortly before you go to bed because you think it will interfere with a good night’s sleep? If so, you’re falling victim to a persistent ...
How many of you have stopped a subject for a traffic violation and suspected there may be narcotics in the vehicle? Upon closer inspection through plain view, there are several indicators ...
In this video tactical tip, Don Gulla — alongside his presentation partner, Rob — shows weapon retention a technique that helps keep your attacker from getting control of your ...
Image you’re on the ground, fighting. Deadly force isn’t authorized but you’re losing the fight. The suspect — from a mounted position — is hitting you harder ...
Alongside his presentation partner — PoliceOne Editor-in-Chief Doug Wyllie — PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou discusses and demonstrates several options for escaping an attack ...
Several times since the news of Edward Snowden’s “leak” of classified NSA surveillance programs first made headlines, I’ve received email alerts from various sources ...
This is more of a set of reminders than it is a tip. Your personal safety is paramount on every tour you report for duty (as well as your off -duty time), so, here just a few reminders to ...
In this video tactical tip, Lieutenant Kevin Dillon discusses the ultimate goals of police training — and the importance of measuring training by evaluation of post-training events in ...
Although I haven’t had time to do a thorough systematic research project on this, I thought it may save lives and prevent injury to share it with Law Enforcement personnel. Over ...
Alongside his presentation partner — PoliceOne Editor-in-Chief Doug Wyllie — Dan Marcou discusses and demonstrates a response to an attempted gun grab on the street. The bad ...
There is an email note racing around in cyberspace about the alleged general availability of a new, high-velocity, armor-defeating type ammunition that is a potential / perceived threat to ...
In this video tactical tip, Don Gulla — alongside his presentation partner, Rob — shows a technique to get quickly out of the line of fire of a sudden ambush attack sprung from ...
With cell phones you can bet that by the time you’re running the driver, he or she is texting friends announcing the stop. That means help may be on the way for your suspect, whether ...
During the last 20 years, I’ve tried every trick in the book to relieve the discomfort caused by the duty belt on my hips. I’ve tried load-bearing harnesses and suspenders. ...
Alongside his presentation partner, PoliceOne Editor-in-Chief Doug Wyllie, Dan Marcou discusses and demonstrates some of the personal body weapons available to you — including ...
Years ago, when I first began working as an adjunct instructor at a DPS Academy, I used to get up at zero dark thirty to join the recruits on their physical training run before instructing ...

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