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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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I was recently kicking an idea around with a law enforcement friend of mine that I think is worthy of discussion in this space. During a suspected interdiction stop, a portable GPS unit can ...
How many times do you think to yourself as you begin your shift that it’ll be “just another” eight- or ten-hour day of boring, nonsense complaints? You make your favorite ...
Alongside his demonstration partner Logan, Police and Corrections trainer Dan Severn discusses several movements you can use to counter a subjects clinch attempts, particularly when ...
A couple of months ago, I wrote here on PoliceOne about something I call the Fudge Factor — that is to say, ‘cooking the books on crime stats.’ In the sidebar article I ...
Everybody out there on the street has a video camera in their mobile phone, recording police officers’ interactions with subjects in all manner of scenarios. In many cases, those ...
With the recent events unfolding in Colorado, I wanted to take a moment to re-boot some tactics that we as officers are guilty of forgetting. This is by no means a slam on us or our ...
In this week’s Video Tactical Tip, we’re doing something a little different. The below video is NOT a demonstration on “how to” apply a neck restraint — ...
A suspect crossing his arms may signal more these days than a defiant attitude. It could mean a potentially deadly threat. Consider the “novel, new, and convenient” rig that ...
Vehicles present myriad dangers to police officers. I’ve written in the past about the dangers of being dragged by a vehicle, as well as the need to regularly practice quickly ...
There are many of us on PoliceOne who read, comment, and share advice. So I ask the question, “Who are we, and why do we care?” The answer can come in many forms, and with ...
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 ...

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