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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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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 ...
Contemplate this scenario. You come upon a car beside the road that’s billowing smoke. It’s worst case scenario — the vehicle is a police prowler. Presently you ...
Sometimes you have to wonder if corporations give any consideration to the ways in which some of their well-intentioned ideas can be used by nefarious individuals for nefarious purposes.  ...
I would always at least consider a passenger-side approach on car stops — I’ve come to utilize this tactic almost 100 percent of the time. There are many sound ...
Today’s video tactical tip comes from our brothers and sisters over at CorrectionsOne http://www.correctionsone.com/. Last week they posted an excellent reminder about training with ...
According to ODMP, there were 43 police officers killed in vehicle accidents in 2011 (38 in patrol cars, five on motorcycles). Just four of those LEOs were involved in a pursuit at the ...
According to 2004 FBI Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Report Statistics: a. Data was collected from 10, 249 agencies that provided services for 226 million persons (76.8 ...
How many street officers actually train for a physical confrontation? Do you have the ability to move without tripping over your own two feet? Do you understand balance and lowering your ...
Scott Reidy demonstrates how to get back in the fight quickly using a strong hand-only double feed ...
There is one moment when every officer should couple the knowledge and experience of the veteran with the hyper-vigilance of the rookie just out of the academy. That oft-repeated moment is ...

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