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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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I watched the PoliceOne Video Tip on back-up gun locations and I have another location that was not covered. My department has duty pants with cargo pockets on both sides. I carry a Glock ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerIn this PoliceOne Video Tip of the Week, Ralph Mroz, Director of Training for Police Officers Safety Association shares ...
While it is unwise to wear sunglasses into a building (as illustrated in an earlier PoliceOne Video Tip ), the same can be said for wearing them during a traffic stop. Wearing sunglasses on ...
If you carry a patrol rifle, consider buying yourself a "battle bag" to keep up front with you. These come in several brands, shapes and sizes but the basic design is that they have several ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player You've been taught to deliver defensive strikes from a standing position, but are you prepared to deliver those same ...
Going to a call where you might come out with a prisoner? Think ahead... I got this one from my father-in-law, San Leandro (CA) PD Officer Dan Ruff: Unlock your doors, then prior to ...
I believe it should go without saying that all prisoners should be seatbelted for the ride from the point of arrest to the point of incarceration, both for the safety of the prisoner in the ...
Whenever reholstering your firearm, especially after administrative loading (loading your firearm at the start of the day, inserting magazine, working slide, then topping off the magazine) ...
Most sirens have a "Radio re-broadcast" feature that is rarely used. This is a good tool, especially at night when backup is not readily available. The radio re-broadcast feature uses ...
A standard issue flashlight is an effective tool for searching poorly lit areas and even functions as a baton if required. The majority, however, are not powerful and focused enough for ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player You're pinned back-down to the ground with a suspect straddling your chest. He's raining punches down on you and you ...
Making contact with unknown persons daily and often having to place your hands on them may be putting yourself and others at risk. Once, while responding to a person urinating in public ...
When searching for suspects remember to keep your eyes open and look everywhere, including up. We all know to check behind doors, furniture and under the beds to mention a few hiding ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerThere's been a lot of controversy lately over handgun ready positions. Should it be high, low, depressed, sul? Or ...
An emergency situation may require removing an injured deputy from the “kill zone”. A fully equipped deputy sheriff could weigh as much as 200 pounds or more. With this in mind, the ...
Do not let someone else's bad tactics dictate your tactics. I'll use responding to a burglar alarm--which is a call answered by law enforcement a thousand times a day--as an example. ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerIn this week's PoliceOne Video Tactical Tip of the Week, Dave Young, Director of Specialized Programs for Fox Valley ...
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 ...

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