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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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Never move in a straight line forward or back. If you are moving forward when approaching a suspect, step to his right or left shoulder. Never come straight in. This makes you a less direct ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerIn this PoliceOne video tip of the week, trainer Ralph Mroz, President of the Police Officers Safety Association (POSA), ...
While spending time on the range qualifying members of my department with our Glock 23 duty weapon, I am reminded of a problem I see again and again. As a firearms instructor, you make ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this PoliceOne Video Tip of the Week, firearms expert John Farnam, President of Defense Training International, ...
I saw a new officer do this the other day. After he took a prisoner to jail and the cuffs were removed, he just placed them back into their holder on his belt. Being new, I felt I had to ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Duty Sheet and Lesson Plan Perhaps the most important point to keep in mind while viewing this video clip from In the Line of Duty's Vol. 7, Program ...
When exiting your vehicle on a traffic stop, do not latch your car door. This will allow you to get back into the unit more swiftly in a critical situation.
It seems that we hear a new warning about hidden cuff keys every week. There are several things you can do to make it virtually impossible, for a suspect to take off their handcuffs. ...
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 ...
"Oh %%@@##!!, not another burglar alarm.!" We've all said it. All working cops know that the vast majority of burglar alarms calls are false. The problem has become so bad that some ...
Being able to quickly access your sidearm may save your life or the life of another one day. An easy way to become highly proficient with your draw is to do the following on a ...
Tip provided compliments of IALEFI Officers must continually be reminded that their proximity to the bad guy is paramount to their survival. Too frequently officers let their ...
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.


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