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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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Alongside his demonstration partner Logan, Police and Corrections trainer Dan Severn shows two different variations on a single technique to escape from a headlock applied to you by the bad ...
Can sketching faces improve your observational skills? Trainer John Demand Jr. thinks so. In his courses on Rapid Recognition, which aim at strengthening officers’ visual perception, ...
When approaching a disturbance scene, don't immediately knock on the door and ask what's going on. If possible, stand outside the door in a safe location, and listen to what the ...
Alongside his demonstration partner Logan, Police and Corrections trainer Dan Severn shows two different variations on a single technique to escape from a guillotine choke ...
Next time you’re alone in a safe and secure place — home is the optimal choice, but the company locker room is equally suitable — stand in front of the mirror and ask, ...
This tip is being written just strictly for a tactical FYI only — your level of training may dictate differently. The average officer on the street gets — at best — ...
In this video tactical tip, Logan Graver of Conditioned Response works with demonstration partner T.J. Perez to show edged weapons defense from an overhead attack when you’re in the ...
Next time you have to put cuffs on someone in a tuxedo — I’m looking at you, James Bond — be sure to look at your subject’s cufflinks. And although we are entering ...
When you’re handcuffing prisoners, be on the alert for so-called “survival bracelets,” currently being marketed in a variety of colors on the Internet and via other ...
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 ...

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