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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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This is more of a set of reminders than it is a tip. Your personal safety is paramount on every tour you report for duty (as well as your off -duty time), so, here just a few reminders to ...
In this video tactical tip, Lieutenant Kevin Dillon discusses the ultimate goals of police training — and the importance of measuring training by evaluation of post-training events in ...
Although I haven’t had time to do a thorough systematic research project on this, I thought it may save lives and prevent injury to share it with Law Enforcement personnel. Over ...
Alongside his presentation partner — PoliceOne Editor-in-Chief Doug Wyllie — Dan Marcou discusses and demonstrates a response to an attempted gun grab on the street. The bad ...
There is an email note racing around in cyberspace about the alleged general availability of a new, high-velocity, armor-defeating type ammunition that is a potential / perceived threat to ...
In this video tactical tip, Don Gulla — alongside his presentation partner, Rob — shows a technique to get quickly out of the line of fire of a sudden ambush attack sprung from ...
With cell phones you can bet that by the time you’re running the driver, he or she is texting friends announcing the stop. That means help may be on the way for your suspect, whether ...
During the last 20 years, I’ve tried every trick in the book to relieve the discomfort caused by the duty belt on my hips. I’ve tried load-bearing harnesses and suspenders. ...
Alongside his presentation partner, PoliceOne Editor-in-Chief Doug Wyllie, Dan Marcou discusses and demonstrates some of the personal body weapons available to you — including ...
Years ago, when I first began working as an adjunct instructor at a DPS Academy, I used to get up at zero dark thirty to join the recruits on their physical training run before instructing ...
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 ...

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