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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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In this video tactical tip, Tori Nonaka — the youngest member of Team Glock — discusses some of the very basic elements to achieving maximum performance in your firearms ...
Earlier this week, I was advised of an incident in late April which merits our attention on PoliceOne. Attached to an email circulated by my good friend Jeff Chudwin — Chief of ...
The subject's shoulders will always move either in preparation or on delivery of an attack. Try this simple exercise: Stand in front of a mirror and try to punch, kick or draw a ...
In today’s video tactical tip, Tony Clarke and Robert Gianino of RFLX Tactical demonstrates some options to effect compliance from a subject whose attempted to gain head control over ...
At ILEETA a couple of weeks ago, during his outstanding session on crowd control tactics, my good friend Dan Marcou related a funny story about a friend from his old PD who used an ...
The possibility of the Blue-on-Blue use-of-force situation happening to us unfortunately keeps increasing. For the Off-Duty Officer or the Retired Officer, it is one situation that learning ...
The other day, I posted a column about safe driving speed. Let me begin here by reiterating that policing is an inherently dangerous enterprise, but there are some dangers which can be ...
For police officers, posting pictures to Facebook and other social networking sites is a sensitive business — if you have aspiration to work undercover one day, for example, simply ...
It is said that stress from this job could be the reason why so many officers are overweight out of shape and just mentally and physically challenged in their daily tours of duty. When you ...
Before you hit “enter” and post that comment, photo, image, or “status” update, ask yourself this question: “What would the chief say about this?” Once ...
Recognizing your personality type may help you avoid an accident when you’re sleep-deprived, exhausted, and driving home after shift. And it may influence your response to other ...
Since I first learned to handle and shoot a firearm, I was taught the number one safety rule has always been "NEVER POINT A WEAPON AT ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY." ...
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Contributor Chris Cerino offers the reminder that you can be better prepared for the street if you take just a couple of moments before every shift to ...
On NewYear’s Day 2012, an incident stirred me to finally do something about the problem of blue-on-blue deaths. On Long Island, New York, a drug store robbery eventually involved an ...
Just because you don't see it, doesn't mean it's not there. I'm referring to a weapon in a subject’s hand. Sometimes you approach a subject with tunnel vision — ...
In this line of work it’s better to be a little bit froggy (jumpy) but do it in a positive way. Your command presence may not be enough to get the message to the bad guy that you are ...
In this video tactical tip, Tori Nonaka, the youngest member of Team Glock (at just 15 years old) speaks about the importance of trigger control, particularly the need to allow the sear ...
Getting people to visit your department online will allow you to have a say in how your agency is perceived. If the public likes the types of things you’re talking about on the ...
One of the most important things that we should remember is just that...We, as United States law enforcement officers, are the American soldier of the home front! We not only need to ACT ...
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist and Street Survival Instructor Betsy Brantner Smith speaks with Adam Painchaud of the Sig Sauer Academy about the proper uses for both ...

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