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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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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 ...
- Get sufficient sleep prior to going on shift. - Do not bring your personal problems to work. - Eat healthy and maintain your fitness level. - Remember that the bad guys train hard ...
If you see a flashlight left at the crime scene....DONT PICK IT UP....Word on the street is that there is new bombs that are being put in flashlights (styles typically used by police)and ...
A handcuff key made out of a paper clips and a 3-inch razor blade are being concealed between the battery and the phone.
looks like a 4 inch flashlight. Can fire a .380 round. The gun is loaded by unscrewing the front lens area and inserting a single round. When the back end of the flashlight is screwed ...
Club's (the vehicle security device) are being transformed into guns and can fire shotgun rounds.
If you have your weapon out, always keep your finger off the trigger.

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