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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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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 ...
Being a veteran of both Iraq Wars, I have learned that eye protection is paramount. A good quality set of eye glasses can serve multiple purposes on traffic stops and any other outdoors ...
In our area, it is common policy at most departments to lock your weapons (gun, knife, etc.) in a gun locker before entering the jail. Problem is, you can get a "hot call" and jump in your ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this week's PoliceOne Video Tactical Tip, Trainer Brian Willis shares tips for ensuring that your post-event ...
I learned this tip from another agency and it has been very useful: During a vehicle search, if you find something that will result in an arrest--like drugs, weapons, etc.--pass by it. ...
I appreciated the tip regarding driving in the left lane while transporting anyone (see vehicular ambush preparedness). However, being shot at while driving hopefully will not occur as ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this week's PoliceOne Video Tactical Tip, Sgt. Joe Ferrera with Southfield (MI) PD shares important reminders that ...
Sometimes we forget or become lax with our tactics when approaching and interviewing subjects, victims, and offenders. We cannot let the day-to-day operations of our positions become ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player Sponsored by Magnum In this week's PoliceOne Video Tip, firearms expert John Farnam, President of Defensive Training ...
A senior officer (22+ years) told me this tip: If you are transporting someone, taking someone to jail, or even just patrolling, try to drive in the lefthand lane whenever possible. If ...
Recently, Sgt. Joe Charvat submitted a tip related to the use of a shoelace to defeat flex cuffs [Read the tip]. In addition to removing laces from shoes, Capt. Ray Harris, Dedham (MA) ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player For many of us, whether in plain clothes or off-duty, carrying a gun can be challenging, especially in warm weather.  ...
Many have seen the movie "Heat" with Al Pacino as Commander of an elite police squad and Robert De Niro as the leader of an elite group of thieves. The climax was a showdown between the two ...
I liked the article by Sgt. Betsy Brantner-Smith on carrying the off duty weapon. I was a police officer for the Orlando (FL) PD (now retired). My wife, then fiance, and I had an experience ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this week's PoliceOne video tip, firearms expert John Farnam, President of Defensive Training International, ...

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