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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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Active shooter situations—incidents in which a gunman is actively firing at people at the point of your response to the scene—can be among the most harrowing events in any ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Duty Sheet and Lesson PlanThis clip from the In the Line of Duty video training series illustrates a tactically challenging and potentially dangerous ...
ICE stands for "In Case of Emergency" and was started in London after the bombings. People can program their cell phone contact lists with the word ICE then list the name of the person they ...
Is it appropriate and justifiable to use profanity in an effort to gain compliance from a subject who fails to follow your verbal commands? Dr. George Thompson, founder of the Verbal Judo ...
Is it appropriate and justifiable to use profanity in an effort to gain compliance from a subject who fails to follow your verbal commands? Dr. George Thompson, founder of the Verbal Judo ...
Watch video As you watch this gripping footage of a U.S. military medic being shot by Iraqi insurgents, watch how quickly this soldier regains his composure, gains control of ...
In his excellent book, “Blue Blood,” author Edward Conlon makes mention of the practice of writing your blood type on your vest so it’s immediately in plain view in an emergency. Not a bad ...
Denial is part of human nature when it comes to facing crisis, but in law enforcement it could be deadly. Sgt. Craig Stapp, a trainer with Tempe (AZ) PD, points out that in the time it ...
In his book, “Blue Blood,” NYPD Detective Edward Conlon suggests using presumptive wording when talking with suspects as a way to get to the truth faster. As an example, if you’re entering ...
In Line of Duty’s 10th training program in Volume 7 of their extensive training tape series leads off with footage related to the killing of three officers; two in Kansas City, KS and one ...
I recently attended the IALEFI Annual Training Conference in Reno, Nevada. In one of the many great classes, Larry Jones, a nationally known firearms expert, explained one of the problems ...
Odds are strong that at some point a fight will go to the ground, either by your direction during the process of controlling a subject or against your will in the midst of an attack. Given ...
Video: Broadband DialupDuty Sheet and Lesson Plan In the Line of Duty includes a number of training points related to this in-car video clip of the killing of Laurens Co. ...
The best time to look for cover is not when you need it ... it's before you need it. Keep that in mind whenever you enter an area. Do a quick scene scan and identify what might be used as ...
PHYSICAL FITNESS PLAYS A KEY ROLE IN THIS AREA AS WELL. WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO CRUNCH TIME AND YOU CAN'T USE INTERMEDIATE WEAPONS, IE. GAS,TASER, YOU MAY HAVE TO USE YOUR HANDS,FEET WHATEVER ...
Apart from regular refresher courses on advance driver training, it should be a departmental requirement for officers to undergo annual eye tests, with a specific focus on night driving. We ...
How do you win a fight? By remembering the acronym W.I.N. – “What’s important NOW,” said Brian Willis, a retired trainer with Calgary, Canada PD who instructed at the recent IALEFI ...
How do you win a fight? By remembering the acronym W.I.N. – “What’s important NOW,” said Brian Willis, a retired trainer with Calgary, Canada PD who instructed at the recent IALEFI ...
Radio codes often vary from agency to agency and in a multi-agency crisis response, that can pose serious problems, says IALEFI instructor Don Alwes, Executive Staff Advisor for the ...
Be aware that allowing the reactionary gap to close increases the possibility of a surprise attack from your subject. This may not allow the deployment of mechanical devices to control or ...

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