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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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Law enforcement agencies in the United States have been warned to look out for the latest in a long line of weapons disguised as a harmless object: a gun that looks like a cellular ... Read ...
My department has had two separate incidents where two officers were disarmed by violent offenders. The first incident, the offender lunged at the officer's belly, hit his duty holster, ...

What it all comes down to is that you need good common sense and a sound sense of judgement. Anyone can be a good cop as long as they use these two things.P>

What it all comes down to is that you need good common sense and a sound sense of judgement. Anyone can be a good cop as long as they use these two things.
Take off your duty boots/shoes prior to entering your home. This is the same footwear you wore when you entered a bloody crime scene, a urine soaked jail floor, or all the other nasty ...
We had contact with some young adults regardning smoking marijuana. We could not smell it because they would blow the smoke into a used paper towel roll with several dryer sheets in it. It ...
At first sight it looks like a regular cell phone, but beneath the digital face lies a 22-cal pistol capable of firing four rounds in quick succession. These have not made it into US as of ...
After seaching a juvenile arrested for a warrant, I found a green permanent marker (magic marker)in his pocket. Later I found that the back of the marker was made of metal instead of ...
I received information from several middle school students that another student was bringing narcotics to school. When the student was searched, approximately 0.5 grams of marijuana was ...
We are finding small hand guns inside CD changers where the CD cartridge would normally go.
A fellow officer has alerted me to a new shoe (Sha-Sha Shoes) being offered on the net that is made with a built-in hidden compartment in the sole. See the shoe web site at ...
When you carry an plain clothes or off duty weapon and intend to use it in a felony arrest make it a point that when you get ready to go out onto the street that you have secured your badge ...
Let's get back to the basics! I conduct numerous BLET and Officer Survival courses. What I have found, and still find, officers at ALL levels miss the basics. The basics of GOOD body ...
Within the last two weeks my dept has had two seperate incidents of suspects going for the officer's weapon. this has not occured in my five years with this dept. In the first incident, a ...
We recently had several suspects use a paintball gun to shoot marbles at passing cars. It just so happened that the first car they shot at was an off-duty officer. The marble ...
SURVIVAL COMMITMENT AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER I AM AWARE THAT BEING INVOLVED IN A SHOOTING OR OTHER VIOLENT INCIDENT IS A REALISTIC POSSIBILITY. I WILL CONTINUALLY DEMONSTRATE MY ...
I have to assume that most experienced officers have noticed that if you are patroling an area at night and you want to drive down a street looking for auto burglars. You shine your spot ...
If you are a firearms instructor, be sure you are teaching all the basics, not just some of them. I had been a police officer for over 15 years before anyone explained the importance of ...
In your Sept. 7th newsletter you requested "Training Tips". I might suggest that you glance over my web site and make sure you click on the "SURVIVAL COMMITMENT" at the bottom of the ...
I don't know if they are still doing it but ... Perps were throwing a powder in the face of law officers, which on the surface seem harmless but turned out to be RAT poison which if not ...

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