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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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Please be advised that there’s a new illegally-produced synthetic drug floating around out there that can cause serious harm if you come into contact with it. The drug is called ...
In this video tactical tip, Betsy Brantner Smith works with demonstration partner J.C. Corbett — a Senior Instructor at the Sig Sauer Academy — a simple drill that you can do to ...
It’s a simple exclamation, yelled as loud as you can: “ONE VOICE!” But it can have an immediate positive effect at a chaotic scene, according to trainer Gary Klugiewicz, ...
After a recent encounter with the powerful psychedelic drug 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-chloroamphetamine (also known as DOC), I felt the need to get the drugs information out to law enforcement ...
The other day I was having a conversation with a law enforcement buddy of mine — the subject was the perpetual evolution of handcuff keys carried by bad guys. Every few weeks a ...
In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne of the Minnesota Kali Group — alongside demonstration partner Pete Hetrick, who is also an instructor with MKG — shows us a drill for ...
When the news broke about the dual bombing at the Boston Marathon, it was “day one” of ILEETA and I was standing in the lobby of the Westin, speaking with a couple of police ...
This is probably common sense for most, but in a long list of lessons learned the hard way, I discovered another issue while deploying my rifle rapidly from my patrol rack. I have been ...
In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne of the Minnesota Kali Group — alongside demonstration partner Pete Hetrick, who is also an instructor with MKG — shows us a Muay Thai ...
In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne of the Minnesota Kali Group — alongside demonstration partner Pete Hetrick, who is also an instructor with MKG — shares a series of ...
Recently I was speaking with Aaron Tomlinson, a police trainer at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin. He gave me permission to share with you an analogy he uses to prepare ...
The officer who approached international trainer Brian Willis at a speaking engagement recently is not unique, unfortunately. He’d shot and killed a suspect who was trying to kill ...
In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne of the Minnesota Kali Group — alongside demonstration partner Pete Hetrick, who is also an instructor with MKG — shows us a wide ...
What can a 37-year-old journeyman baseball player teach law enforcers about “routine” events? Yesterday, in the middle innings of an otherwise-meaningless spring training game, ...
Just thought I’d pass on something I learned the hard way. I performed a vehicle stop on a theft suspect and I asked him to throw the keys up on the roof. I was baffled for a bit why ...
In this video tactical tip — the third (and final) in a series of three tips related to working from positions of disadvantage — noted Police and Corrections trainer Dan Severn ...
When students remember their training as a positive experience, they are more likely to retain the information being taught to them. In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix ...
In your DT training, do your drills start “as far to the left of an attack as possible”...or do you simply practice getting out of trouble you’re already in? That ...
Years ago, a colleague of mine asked me to define the word policing. I told him it meant law enforcement. Policing and law enforcement are synonymous. He challenged me to look it up. Which ...
In this video tactical tip — the second in a series of three tips related to working from positions of disadvantage — noted Police and Corrections trainer Dan Severn discusses ...

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