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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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Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this week’s PoliceOne Video Tip of the week, Officer Chris Jaekl with the New Berlin (WI) PD demonstrates the ...
Officers often find that it was much easier winning the actual "battle"; on the street than winning the "war" in court. We need to remember that it is not enough to do ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this week's PoliceOne Video Tip of the Week, trainer Ralph Mroz with the Police Officers Safety Association ...
One of the most under-utilized police verbal tactics is to employ "Subject Debriefing," i.e. a post event de-escalation tactic, at the end of a physical confrontation. When you're bringing ...
We all have the smart guys who lawyer up when asked to perform any field sobreity tasks. Others just plain refuse. One thing that usually works for me is to say to them after they refuse: ...

If you need to communicate with a subject who claims that he can't speak a lick of English--but you suspect he can--here's a quick trick that can help you confirm or eliminate your suspicions.

Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player Building a realistic and challenging shoot house doesn't have to cost a fortune. Just ask New Berlin (WI) PD. In ...

There are three rules that an officer always needs to remember when dealing with the subjects.

When trying to lift a print from rough surfaces, Use ELMERS SCHOOL GLUE GEL. Apply the glue to the prints as if you were pouring a mold for a cast. In several hours come back and gently ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player To survive an attack, you need to have a solid plan for stopping it. In this PoliceOne Video Tip of the Week, ...
Vehicle searches are conducted on a daily basis by police officers, deputy sheriffs, and state troopers on roadways throughout the country. And every day defense lawyers are successful in ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player What do you do when a violent suspect literally pins you into a corner and blocks your ability to access your firearm ...
I'd like to offer some alternatives to some of the suggestions recently made concerning HGN. The first would be the location of the suspect in relation to the patrol vehicle. Place the ...
When taking a subject to the bathroom, handcuff their dominant "strong" hand behind them to their belt or belt loop and uncuff the non-dominant "weak" hand. This may help prevent evidence ...
Never aim your flashlight directly into the eyes of an oncoming driver. Visual recovery from bright lights at night can take several seconds. A driver needs to perceive and react to what is ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerFor full FREE length training program video downloads on Tactical Knife Skills, Disarming/Retention, and Close Quarter ...
So much is written in this and other venues regarding officer safety. It's also a topic that police trainers cover extensively. Even with the popularity of of the officer safety topic, ...
This cane entered our district courthouse. Our policy is to scan all canes through our metal detector. That is when we noticed the recessed compartment in the handle. The handle of the ...
Most of us wear one to two ink pens on our uniform shirt that are visible. Have you considered just how easily they could be used as weapons against you? Try keeping them under a pocket ...
As a former patrol division deputy sheriff in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I, as well as any other officer who has conducted countless DUI arrests, can fairly state that drunks often do not ...

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