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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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The below message was located on the lockpicking 101 forum If you take a trip to your local newsagent, you'll find what are referred to as "Bulldog clips". The are essentially the black ...
I recently bought a new Honda Ridgeline pick-up truck. While I am impressed with the great use of space, there are a couple of things some of you may not be aware of. First, the front ...
Quinlan Investigative Stops Quiz The following is an excerpt from the Investigative Stops Quiz, the full version of which will appear in the April edition of the Investigative Stops ...
When I first entered law enforcement I remember a Defensive Tactics Instructor who demonstrated a hazard to me concerning the way I had set-up my duty belt. I was wearing my handcuff case ...
Despite C Tidmore's well-intentioned caution about removing handcuff keys from your personal key ring to prevent you from inadvertently tipping the bad guys off about your law enforcement ...
There is no way I would ever put a lit flashlight anywhere near my head or neck! A better idea is to practice shooting one handed and with two hands while holding your flashlight in the ...
How many officers keep a handcuff key on their set of personal keys? While off duty, having a handcuff key on your personal set of keys could be a significant off duty safety issue. Their ...
We have all been taught how to deploy a flashlight when simultaneously holding your sidearm. Though some techniques are better than others, having to hold a flashlight in conjunction with ...
When removing suspects from vehicles on a vehicle search, have them sit on the curb after they have been patted down. While sitting on the curb, instruct the suspect to extend his legs ...
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 ...

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