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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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Interview & interrogation expert Pat McCarthy, producer of the "Street Cop" video training series, knows the value of making street informants comfortable enough to keep ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerFor full FREE length training program video downloads on Tactical Knife Skills, Disarming/Retention, and Close Quarter ...

I sent this to a lot of people deploying to Hurricane Rita, but thought it would be good for all emergency personnel to carry, especially when there's no power available.

When I teach Vehicle Operations in the Basic Law Enforcement Academies, I tell the recruits that the second police vehicle through the intersection during a priority run or pursuit is not ...
While conducting Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, one major area of concern has always been the officer's need to focus on the eyes of the subject. In doing so, most officers tend to neglect or ...
You may be trained to handle an off-duty encounter wisely, but have you trained your family? One way you can help keep your spouse and children safe in an off-duty encounter is to explain ...
The video footage and duty sheet/lesson plan are from the "In the Line of Duty" video Volume 9 Program 8 - "Facing Disaster Part 1" Video: Broadband DialupDuty Sheet and ...

The video footage and duty sheet/lesson plan are from the "In the Line of Duty" video nk>Volume 9 Program 9 - "Facing Disaster Part 2"

While performing the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test during roadside sobriety testing, consider having the suspect sit on the rear bumper of your patrol unit with his legs somewhat extended. ...
In a close-quarters encounter with a suspect armed with a slung long gun, disarming and arrest can prove challenging. The Police Officers Safety Association, which provides free video ...
If you encounter a meth lab or meth-making materials, DO NOT:
A recent study of active shooter situations showed that 66 percent of them occur inside and 41 percent occur in schools, which are typically filled with long hallways. You can use this ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerIn the Line of Duty's video training program, "Weapon Retention Training" (Vol. 9, Program 2) shares a series of important ...
There is a trick I use to keep myself safe on the side of the highway. We have over 28 miles of I-75 and I-275 in my county, so I am on the Interstate a lot. When I tell guys of my little ...
See: 7 tips for officer roadside safety I have noticed something quite alarming amongst US officers when they make traffic stops on highways and at night. I base my observation on ...
Although a relatively rare occurrence, officers have been overpowered and cuffed by suspects either trying to escape or planning to do the officer harm. PoliceOne member Sergeant Randy ...
Video: Broadband DialupDuty Sheet and Lesson Plan Download Windows Media Player The video footage and duty sheet/lesson plan are from the "In the Line of Duty" video Volume ...
http://www.lauerweaponry.com/index.cfm?Category=151 Beware, single-shot .22 disguised as ink pen being sold over internet. Check it out Editor’s note: Our thanks to ...
Need some detailed information from a reluctant source? Trying planting an intentional mistake or two into the conversation and see how fast you get what you need. Trainer Pat McCarthy, ...
A sudden blast of bright light after a period of time in a low-light setting - like the interior of your patrol unit - can negatively impact your night vision. If your interior dome light ...

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