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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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WHEN DOING A SEARCH ON A SUBJECT BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN RUNNING YOUR FINGERS IN SIDE THERE PANTS WAIST LINE. SUBJECTS HAVE BEEN FOUND TO HIDE A SMALL BLADE IN THERE BELT LINE TO SLICE OUR ...
When writing a citation in your unit, position your pad on the upper half of the steering wheel instead of lower down or on your lap. By doing so, you keep your head up and facing forward, ...
Tactical Tip: “NGU” NGU. These 3 letters can make a critical difference when your life is on the line. They stand for "Never-Give-Up". Calling them to mind when you’re rolling to a ...
A couple of months ago I took an officer safety class that has really helped me a lot, and I thought I would pass along this info to everyone. One of the first things we were shown was the ...
PROBLEM: You know drug pushers in your area are dealing rock cocaine right out of their mouths. They keep their inventory in their cheeks or on their tongue or tucked down between their gum ...
Shout! by Chuck Remsberg & "Coach" Bob Lindsey When you need to warn fellow officers of danger, don't yell, "Look out!" or "Watch it!" This creates a generalized startle response that may ...
In light of yet another report of an officer being targeted for attack while eating, consider these tips for keeping yourself safe in a public eatery, particularly while in uniform. Take ...
If you're on the ground and your adversary is still standing, one of the fastest ways to buy yourself precious seconds and potentially disable him is with a powerful and effective knee ...
Hold the cuffs in the "speedcuff" position with the keyhole up. Press one side of the cuff against the wrist bone and take up the slack. Repeat for the other wrist. Double lock the cuffs. ...
Say for instance, It's winter, Brrr! Your department recovers an automobile used in a commission of a crime. They tow it to a facility that either has no heat, or the car doesn't start(so ...
By PoliceOne Senior Contributor Chuck Remsberg & "Coach" Bob Lindsey Over 60 percent of hand-to-hand fights with suspects go to the ground, according to a study of LAPD officers. At your ...
Having worked undercover a number of years,(82-97) I always used to carry my weapon in an "unusual" carry to avoid detection and/or being "burnt".The weapon was carried up-side down (slide ...
In response to officer safety tip 04/15/2004 (never cross draw the X-26), the problem of the cartridge coming off can be rectified by drawing the equipment down and then out. If you ...
When asking a driver whether he's transporting anything illegal in his car, remember to make note of where he looks and what he does with his body immediately following the question. If ...
Follow these instructions to successfully lift prints from a vinyl pool cover: Aquire some Pentel roller glue from your local office supply. After the print has been developed, cut that ...
Ace type locks (like those found on vending machines, bike locks,etc....)are being opened/bypassed by using a 20 cent Bic pen. The barrel of the pen with its cap removed, fit's perfectly ...
1. Aquire some Pentel roller glue from your local office supply.2. Once you have developed the print, cut that portion from the liner and lay flat in a secure area.3. Place a drop of the ...
Ace type locks (like those found on vending machines, bike locks,etc....)are being opened/bypassed by utilizing a Bic 20 cent pen. The barrel of the pen with its cap removed, fit's ...
An effective way to get voluntary consent to search a vehicle is to appear nonchalant, humorous or even apologetic. When the time comes to ask for consent, consider saying something like ...
Ask the driver, in one breath, "are you carrying any drugs guns hand grenades contraband exotic animals endangered species untaxed cigarettes moonshine whisky or illegal fireworks?"

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