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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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The loudest sound a pistol can make is “click!” In today’s video tactical tip, John McGregor — an adjunct instructor with the Sig Sauer Academy — demonstrates ...
As winter weather hits much of the country it’s important to keep in mind the challenges and potential dangers of slick-surface driving. Here are a few things to keep in mind this ...
I’m submitting this in the spirit of the football playoffs, which began this past weekend. Some of you may appreciate it and others not so much, but there is a point to be made ...
In a recent article which mentioned LEOSA (H.R.218) concealed carry issues, I complained of not knowing a single, good source of LEOSA facts. Attorney Steve Manion of New Jersey emailed me ...
A colleague of mine told me of a story about an officer he knew. This officer had not cleaned his weapon in several months and when he finally went to tear it down the magazine was rusted ...
As editor of PoliceOne I have access to reams of data related to our site traffic. In fact, on alternating Tuesday mornings I host a meeting with some of my PoliceOne colleagues entitled, ...
You may have already read that the hacker group known as Anonymous claimed on Christmas Day to have stolen thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information belonging to ...
One of the first things we as law enforcement officers need to know is that when you arrive on scene, there are a few things going on. One, we should be checking our surroundings as we ...
What’s the plan in your PD for responding to an active shooter situation? Do you have a policy or procedure which advises that you wait for four officers in order to make entry into ...
Hours of better sleep, a coveted luxury in law enforcement, can be yours for just 150 minutes a week, according to a new health sciences study. Not only will you snooze “significantly ...
Last year around this time I posted a tactical tip on Christmas packages containing contraband. This year as the holiday approaches my mind is focused on the people I tend to consider ...
Wow! This has been one heck of a year — the officer down page is once again above 100. I’m not going to tell you in this article about watching your six, checking your weapon ...
There are more accessories available for the M4 / AR-15 rifle system than for probably any other firearm out there. In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Contributor Don Alwes discusses the ...
A recent news report from Colorado provides a real-life illustration of a little-discussed off-duty problem that a southern police chief spoke about at the IACP’s annual conference ...
I recently attended a day-long firearms training on basic tactics for gunfighting from within — and around — a vehicle. The class was presented by my friend (and PoliceOne ...
On a domestic disturbance recently... After calming the situation and detaining the aggressor, I looked up to see the complainant coming toward me and a fellow officer at a fast pace. I ...
We’ve all heard about an officer who has been reprimanded—or even terminated—by his or her agency because of something they did or said on one of the popular Internet ...
I was talking with a friend of mine the other day about a television show called Alaska State Troopers — a show my buddy watches but I had (at the time of our discussion) never seen. ...
What’s in your toolbox? That may seem like an odd question. You may think to yourself “I don’t carry a toolbox. I’m not a plumber, electrician, or carpenter so why ...
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Contributor Don Alwes discusses the selection of ammunition for your patrol rifle. Certainly there are instances in which you as the patrol officer ...

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