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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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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.
You respond to a domestic disturbance in a residential neighborhood and to your surprise you’re confronted by a middle-aged man standing in the driveway, pointing a shotgun at your ...
In this video, PoliceOne Member Sheriff Ray Nash speaks to the topic of generating voluntary compliance by answering the question "Why?" the citizen must comply with your lawful ...
“Look out behind you!” someone shouts. You turn around to discover an impending attack from your six. PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou works with demonstration partner Editor in ...
Now of course, we don't have the luxury of deciding where and when we will do battle, from simple hands on to all out firefight. This tip is submitted with the intention of opening up your ...
Just yesterday, we were having an internal discussion here at PoliceOne and something came up which spurred me to offer what is perhaps an obvious tip. Well, obvious to some, but possibly ...
Falling behind with your drinking? We’re talking water here. And it’s an officer safety issue. Just because we’ve traversed the ‘dog days of summer’ and ...
We all see and hear from many defensive tactics instructors and martial arts people on this site. They are all preaching one thing: training. There are so many different ideas and so many ...
What's on police trainer Dave "JD Buck Savage" Smith's night stand? A bottle of water, a Glock 17, and these five books. 1.) Flourish by Dr. Martin Seligman Flourish ...
Manning a line of police officers and volunteers sweeping through a field as a helicopter hovered low overhead we were relieved to hear that the suicidal female had been found, alive, ...

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