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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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I developed scenarios used for High Risk Stop (HRS) training for the FTO program in our department. We use Simunitions for the training. This is great for all officers because it adds ...
Probably already noted but this came to may attention while doing some shoe print comparisons. There are shoes out there with hidden compartments in the soles. One good example: ...
02/13/2002 BOLO Red & White Teddy Bears The FBI in Los Angeles has issued an alert to Law Enforcement Agencies in the Southwest (including Salt Lake City) to be on the lookout for white ...
02/15/2002 [Crime Trend] Heroin Smuggling Customs Service inspectors stopped Alejandro Mejia Garcia at Orlando International Airport on Feb. 5 and noticed the unusually stiff clothes that ...
Our department bought micro mini-cassette recorders for the officers. The thought was to use them to protect us against false allegations during vehicle stops. I attach mine with velcro to ...
Make the people you work with safer, by not getting yourself and them into a fight. Learn Verbal Judo.
Officer Alert: A switch has appeared out on the streets that will turn a 9mm Glock pistol into an automatic weapon. The switch sticks out from the back of the slide just below the ...
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 ...

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