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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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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 ...
When you arrive for your scheduled duty day, have you ever considered who you may have to deal with on any given shift at any given time? Have you ever approached someone thinking the ...
Lauri Stevens talks to Doug Wyllie about the disturbing trend of people posing as officers on Facebook and the techniques they use to appear ...
Following up on the tactical tip I posted last week relative to dos and don’ts for handling meth precursors. I got several great pieces of feedback from PoliceOne Members, three of ...
In a perfect world, every cop would have the right tool with him, at the right time. He or she would arrive at every call with every line of the force matrix — from presence to a .50 ...
Betsy Brantner Smith talks to Adam Painchaud, director at Sig Sauer Academy, who says "redundancy is key" to maintaining officer safety. One day, he says, your backup gun could be critical ...
In light of a recent record-breaking 15-ton methamphetamine bust in Guadalajara, Mexico — and the on-going proliferation of meth users and manufacturers nationwide — it’s ...
Do you arrive at work with the spirit of a warrior, or do you just show up with the attitude just another day of job BS and public stupidity? If you have the attitude that this is just ...
In this video tactical tip, Don Alwes talks about the necessity to be prepared for an active shooter incident, calling it a “come as you are, and come right now” type of event. ...
Here is an easy way to keep wipes with your favorite gun oil or solvent on them handy. You will need:• one pack of travel sized baby wipes • your favorite oil or solvent • ...
Scott Reidy, Senior Instructor for the Sig Sauer Academy discusses what he terms the “strong-side-only reload” — some use terminology like ‘dominant / non-dominant ...
It’s déjà vu all over again. Since it’s Groundhog Day, I don’t feel too terrible about offering a tip we’ve all probably heard — in one form or ...

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