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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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As you probably know when you give out a physical description in a report, over the radio or on the computer it should follow a certain format. Where I come from the sequence is race, ...
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou — alongside demonstration partner Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief — shares some thoughts and techniques you may ...
I recently came across a video put out by the folks at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy and their YouTube channel, GracieBreakdown. It was thought-provoking for myriad reasons, but the most ...
Cops “routinely” perform heroic, life-saving actions to help citizens facing their darkest hours — people who’ve lost all hope and seek to kill themselves as a ...
I work at a campus law enforcement agency — we have a pretty strict budget when it comes to practice rounds. I’ve found that by doing dry-fire exercises — as well as ...
In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne of the Minnesota Kali Group — alongside demonstration partner Peter Hedrick of MPI Protective Services — demonstrates some techniques ...
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued its report on its investigation into the Asiana Airlines flight 214 catastrophe — the Boeing 777 aircraft that crashed and ...
In this video tactical tip, Joseph “Little Joe” Ferrera discusses and demonstrates how you can use a strike to a violent offender’s brachial plexus to stop their attack in ...
As part of your personal defense tool box you should include the use of knee strikes. One of the most common methods of training with them is to have a partner hold a striking shield and ...
Last week, two officers were shot dead in an ambush while on meal time in a Las Vegas pizza shop. Why? How could such a viciously evil act be perpetrated against officers doing nothing ...
In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International —alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also of ISR Matrix International — shares a drill you can use to practice ...
In coming days and weeks, we’ll feature a number of columns and commentary about the atrocious attack on two Las Vegas police officers at a pizza parlor on Sunday morning. Upon ...
Every so often, I get top-tier intel forwarded to me from our brothers and sisters in the fire service which merits our immediate and complete attention (yes, I try to educate myself on ...
Before going any further, get a pen and a piece of paper. You’ll need it for the exercise below. There are about 10,000 books out there on leadership. Most everyone in a law ...
Where do you work big city or Small Town, USA? How many officers on your job — 30,000 or three? Do you handle your assignments accordingly? Things can be different when you have ...
In this video tactical tip, Tony Lambraia of Phoenix RBT Solutions and UTM — alongside demonstration partner Joe Overstreet — shares some ideas and tactics to use in your gun ...
This tactical tip follows on the theme of my column from last week. Not only should law enforcement parents — again, all parents really — be actively teaching our kids to be ...
In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne of the Minnesota Kali Group — alongside demonstration partner Peter Hedrick of MPI Protective Services — go over some defensive ...
How long are you willing to keep talking to a resistant and potentially dangerous subject in an effort to get him to submit peacefully to arrest? For some officers, the answer is ...
While researching Blue Knight Productions — the company that created the e-Copp program cops can use to teach little kids bout online predators and other dangers on the Internet ...

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