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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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Very often and regardless of the situation many officers turn a blind eye to those who are elderly,both letting there guard down and assuming that the aforementioned are less of a threat ...
by PoliceOne Sr. Contributor, Scott Buhrmaster Several PoliceOne articles discuss the topic of off-duty survival, one element of which is teaching your family what to do in a crisis ...
Too many times I have caught myself focused on the suspect or suspect's vehicle and not shaking off that dreaded tunnel vision. Everytime I think of it now I think someone may be behind me, ...
You've probably been taught the value of taking deep breaths on your way to hot calls to reduce stress and enhance alertness and composure. But what about HOLDING your breath? In certain ...
Safety Alert: Hidden Handcuff Keys As shown in the top picture, the handcuff ring appears to be a regular wedding band. Yet, as seen in the bottom picture, the "key" is ...
It's tough to keep your outlook balanced when you work the street. It's easy to start thinking of everyone as an asshole. Easy, and in the long run, ruinous to your mental health. ...
My range officers and I have made one handed shooting and reloading a requirement during firearms training.With the penchant that suspects have towards shooting at the threat (Gun) this ...
A training issue that has been with us since the beginning of police academies is choosing one tactic from the wide selection of tactics available. The unlimited selection of techniques, ...
This may not work for all types of lacing systems but I have worn my laces in my patrol boots both in the infantry and police in the following manner for over 20 years. start by removing ...
Twice this month when deputies have stopped suspected smuggling vehicles the drivers have unexpectedly kicked into reverse gear and rammed the patrol car parked behind, while their ...
I find it much safer to return to the passenger side with the door open. As this will put you out of traffic, behind your takedowns and in front of your directional lightstick. This will ...
by Chuck Remsberg PoliceOne Senior Contributor A violent suspect who's been shot and goes down, apparently dead, needs still to be handled with a high level of caution. More than one ...
The ARES Defense Systems Company is currently selling a Mag-Light which is actually a .410 shotgun. The weapon is called the Companion, and is a working flashlight capable of firing a .410 ...
Re: PA Officer Elliot 04/04/05: I agree with Officer Elliot. As an instructor, I have utilized courses of fire which involve shooting from the prone, supine, fetal and sitting upright ...
Re: Traffic Stop Teamwork, I agree that using codes can be very effective and can often take your suspect by surprise. However, if someone ever has a gun pointed at you, and I'm sure most ...
I, too, have taught trainees to write a citation from the trunk(right side), however, one slow learner left the ambers on, and was blinded by the flashing light. I had spoken with the ...
When dealing with a motorcycle operator on a traffic stop, use these precautions to maximize your safety:Have the driver turn off the motorcycle, but have them stay seated on it. Most ...
Why do officers sit in their car while writing out a ticket. The contact officer should be standing outsdie of his car with the passenger door open. This allows the officer to watch the ...
Before going on patrol with a partner, have codes rehearsed to use between officers. For example, if you are on a consent search of a vehicle and find something, pass the code to your ...
I agree with Shannon Elliott reference working on drawing your weapon while on your back and the awakwardness of this skill. A drill that I learned and teach today is the following: ...

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