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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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We see and hear reports and stories of officers being injured in many incidents involving the physical task of taking subjects into custody. This involves everything from the old hands on ...
Most fights in law enforcement invariably end up on the ground. In this video tactical tip, Tony Lambraia of Phoenix RBT Solutions and Ultimate Training Munitions demonstrates several ...
I was recently speaking with a newfound contact in law enforcement — in fact, he’s connected with the Fire and EMS disciplines as well — who was telling me about a ...
If you wear glasses or contact lenses at work, make sure you have a second pair of glasses readily available to you at all times. If your glasses become damaged or you lose a contact lens, ...
One of the most neglected pieces of our equipment is our handcuffs. Remember to regularly check their functionality, keep them clean and properly lubricated and “set them up” ...
When you are searching a drug house or place where contraband may be, look at the cordless power tools that may be around. Take the battery out if it is in the tool. Simply pressing the ...
In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International demonstrates a drill you can do to enable your move toward the rear-quarter position behind a subject who is in very ...
I was recently speaking with a law enforcement friend of mine about an observation each of us has made more than once when watching dash cam video — and in my most recent case, an ...
As law enforcement professionals, we owe it to ourselves to get routine health care screenings. We are all familiar with getting regular blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, but what ...
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 ...

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