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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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If an informant’s tip or an alert officer’s observation of suspicious activity leads your agency to believe a vehicle bomb has been planted in your jurisdiction, would your ...
“Go away to places frightening to the common man.” This quote is from Miyamoto Musashi, a famous Samurai warrior and swordsman. It comes from REAL “combat” ...
PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou works with demonstration partner Editor in Chief Doug Wyllie to present a compliance technique utilizing a pressure point found just beneath the ;...
In our leadership classes for women, we always start by asking students to take a few minutes a do a “career self assessment.” It’s nothing fancy, it’s just a quick ...
We’ve talked about this before but Hurricane-turned-Superstorm Sandy sparks a reminder of the importance of having a pre-determined family plan in place for serious situations where ...
To all who work the street, especially men and women in uniform: We see you, we are here, and we have your back. Who are we? We are the men and women who are off duty, working and walking ...
You can start by stopping your whining. Yes, that’s right coming to work miserable because you don’t like your sector, your boss, your partner, and/or your assignment can lead ...
In this video tactical tip, Logan Graver of Conditioned Response works with demonstration partner T.J. Perez to show edged weapons defense from the mid-line jab, taking special precaution ...
I’ve recently been reading Mike Rayburn’s excellent new book Tactical Urban Rifle and was reminded that not everyone does the following type of dry-fire practice. During one of ...
PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou works with demonstration partner Editor in Chief Doug Wyllie to present a comealong named after a well-known Sheriff in the La Crosse (Wis.) ...
When you’re in pursuit of a fleeing suspect it’s easy to fall prey to focusing — both physically and mentally — on one thing: the rabbit. With that comes the risk ...
In this video, PoliceOne Member Sheriff Ray Nash completes his three-part series on the topic of generating voluntary compliance in a subject. If you haven't yet done so, it is strongly ...
In this video tactical tip, Logan Graver of Conditioned Response works with demonstration partner Tavini Sulusi to show edged weapons defense from the high slash.  ...
During IACP last week, I got into a lengthy hallway discussion with a couple of chiefs from a Midwestern state that touched on about a dozen different officer-safety topics. In coming ...
A task force officer who went to a range for firearms training on a rainy day earlier this year thought his light-weight, wet-weather jacket would keep him dry. He never imagined it ...
In this video, PoliceOne Member Sheriff Ray Nash follows up on to the topic of generating voluntary compliance in a subject. As was stated in part one of this three-part series, answering ...
In this video tactical tip, Logan Graver of Conditioned Response works with demonstration partner Tavini Sulusi to show two options for overhand knife defense when you’re in an ...
It’s natural to want to immediately bend over to retrieve something that’s dropped to the ground, like a license or insurance paperwork, during a traffic stop. It’s ...
In this video tactical tip, former DEA Agent Robert Penal discusses some of the cues and clues to watch for in identifying a methamphetamine ...
Although I have not yet come upon any scientific national statistical data to back this up, I’d bet a waist-high stack of green money that OIS incidents roughly follow a commonly used modern-day distortion of the 80/20 Rule.

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