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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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Don’t overlook the possibility that protesters with placards on poles may be carrying more than meets the eye in the way of potential weapons. Of course, any stick in the hands of ...
PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou works with demonstration partner Editor in Chief Doug Wyllie to present two different techniques — a rollover and a leg lock — to use with passive ...
Let me preface this by saying (as emphatically as I possibly can) that the following is not a knock on Aurora PD, its heroic officers, or anybody else. It’s merely one of the dozen ...
Alongside demonstration partner Robert Gianino, John Clarke of RFLX Training shows us a technique which you might consider as a replacement for other escort ...
Most cops are reluctant to bring the street home with them when they go off duty, but PoliceOne trainer Gary Klugiewicz believes there are certain rules of the street that you should post ...
I routinely receive officer safety information and other types of tactical tips from a wide variety of LEOs out there. Earlier this week, I received a memo (information originating from a ...
Just a simple traffic stop gives you multiple discretionary enforcement options. In this Police Dynamics training video, we discuss how to exercise executive discretion when making ...
The “routine” traffic stop is, as we all know, never actually routine. Even when your tactics are sound, a violator my may find a way to suddenly present a deadly threat. In ...
Remaining cognizant of your proximity to a suspect’s head when you’re standing in front of him (or her!) is obviously extremely important. Monitoring his level of ability to ...
In the comments to my last P1 Member tip the subject of conversation became primarily about the off-duty carry of a handgun. So, I thought I would put in my two cents worth here. I carry ...
Alongside demonstration partner Robert Gianino, John Clarke of RFLX Training shows us a simple technique for quickly separating from a subject who has — in wrestling and MMA ...
This is not your typical tactical tip. In fact, it’s more of a call for support than anything else, but it’s a cause I think all PoliceOne Members will find worthwhile. The ...
What works well with me is, I tell myself every time I exit my car that “someone is going to try to kill me.” I find facing the fear that we all have is much better than denying ...
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou, alongside demonstration partner Doug Wyllie, Editor in Chief of PoliceOne, discusses and demonstrates a simple maneuver you can ...
When you think of an edged-weapon threat, you probably think of a knife in the hand of an attacker. But what about your own knife as a danger to you? Consider the cautionary tale of a ...
Editor’s Note: I’m happy to introduce Sheriff Ray Nash, who has been very active lately on BLUtube, the video website for LEOs. Ray’s posted a handful of excellent videos ...
In this video tactical tip, Dan Severn demonstrates the basics of pummeling, something he says every officer should ;...
Navigating the emotional aftermath of a critical incident can be a difficult, sometimes-painful process for any officer. It’s common for officers involved in these types of events to ...
Late last month I received some interesting information from Corporal Jack Boyles of the Burlington (N.C.) Police Department that I thought would be good to pass along here. During a ...
I’m submitting this as a reminder of who we are and how we are supposed to work as a unit, a team of one, all moving in the same direction for the same goals. We all know or have ...

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