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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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Alongside demonstration partner Robert Gianino, John Clarke of RFLX Training shows us a simple technique for quickly separating from a subject who has — in wrestling and MMA ...
This is not your typical tactical tip. In fact, it’s more of a call for support than anything else, but it’s a cause I think all PoliceOne Members will find worthwhile. The ...
What works well with me is, I tell myself every time I exit my car that “someone is going to try to kill me.” I find facing the fear that we all have is much better than denying ...
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou, alongside demonstration partner Doug Wyllie, Editor in Chief of PoliceOne, discusses and demonstrates a simple maneuver you can ...
When you think of an edged-weapon threat, you probably think of a knife in the hand of an attacker. But what about your own knife as a danger to you? Consider the cautionary tale of a ...
Editor’s Note: I’m happy to introduce Sheriff Ray Nash, who has been very active lately on BLUtube, the video website for LEOs. Ray’s posted a handful of excellent videos ...
In this video tactical tip, Dan Severn demonstrates the basics of pummeling, something he says every officer should ;...
Navigating the emotional aftermath of a critical incident can be a difficult, sometimes-painful process for any officer. It’s common for officers involved in these types of events to ...
Late last month I received some interesting information from Corporal Jack Boyles of the Burlington (N.C.) Police Department that I thought would be good to pass along here. During a ...
I’m submitting this as a reminder of who we are and how we are supposed to work as a unit, a team of one, all moving in the same direction for the same goals. We all know or have ...
In this video tactical tip, former DEA Agent Robert Penal demonstrates all the ingredients necessary to make ‘shake n bake’ meth, and cautions against the serious dangers at a ...
“Dispatch, I am behind the vehicle... The driver is failing to stop... I’m 10-31 (chase).” How many of you love being in this situation? I did. After a number of some ...
We’ve all heard the expression, “That was too close for comfort.” Well, in police work how close are we referring to? We know about the 21-foot rule... a subject with a ...
Alongside partner Robert Gianino, John Clarke of RFLX Training tackles — pun very much intended — some issues related to takedown defense. Using some very simple drills which ...
Not long ago we introduced you to the safety banners from DSM Safety Products. These bright, reflective banners can quickly identify you as a plainclothes/off-duty POLICE officer or LEOSA ...
It’s four in the morning and I’m on call. The ringtone on my cell for dispatch makes me start trying to remember where my clothes are — I know I’m going out in ...
I pay close attention to everything tactical. I read so many tips here on PoliceOne — and have actually submitted a few — everything from driving skills, to firearm and trigger ...
In this video tactical tip, Tori Nonaka — the youngest member of Team Glock — offers a quick reminder about the value of dry fire firearms training. Even tough the purchase of ...
With the onslaught of vacation travelers beginning to pick up speed — pun very much intended — on the roadways, it’s a good time for a reminder to help increase your odds ...
During one of my myriad “hallway confabs” at ILEETA 2012 in Wheeling last month, I was speaking with a pair of law enforcers on the topic of “quickly cutting to the ...

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