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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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I entered The New York City Transit Police Department in October 1968. I retired from a department in Suffolk County (New York) in February 1999. It was a great, 30-year career — ...
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou — alongside demonstration partner and PoliceOne Editor-in-Chief Doug Wyllie — shows a very clever way to accept an ...
Dash-cam video. Gun hidden in waist band. Improper search. One dead suspect. And one or two officers taking a breath, knowing they may have just gotten really, really lucky to have lived to ...
In this video tactical tip, Joseph “Little Joe” Ferrera discusses and demonstrates some of the fundamentals you need to remember about the reactionary gap. The first in a series ...
So there you are, pulling over your umpteenth vehicle of the month. You call in the tag and location of the stop, exit your vehicle and make your approach, keeping an eye on the occupants ...
Last week I attended a seminar on school violence and active killers presented by the Public Safety Training Institute. In attendance were perhaps 70 educators and school administrators ...
Fletch Fuller discusses and demonstrates how to recover from the ground with your gun in hand. This video is the first in a series (videotaped at ILEETA 2014) which will appear in coming ...
An article — from the parody-news website CalltheCops — went viral last week. If you’re unfamiliar with the site, just think of what we here on PoliceOne do on April ...
In my career I’ve seen, heard, and been part of an officer or officers missing a weapon or contraband because of a poorly performed search. When we do a frisk or pat down in the field ...
In this video tactical tip, Henry Brettrager — the founder of the Sudden Assault Response System, commonly known as SARS — discusses the “how and why” the system works, and ...
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) recently distributed the 12th edition of Inspire — the professional-looking, glossy magazine with the stated intention of educating and ...
In this video tactical tip, police trainer Larry Smith of Larry Smith Enterprises — alongside presentation partner Andy Barton of the Bristol (Conn.) Police Department — ...
During ILEETA 2014 a couple of weeks ago, I attended an evening seminar presented by my very good friend and PoliceOne colleague, Sergeant “Little Joe” Ferrara and co-presenter, ...
Good morning everyone, sleep well last night? Hopefully you got enough rest for your tour today. Did you brush? Well, I'm not talking about your teeth (hopefully you do that). ...
Do you carry a tourniquet? How about Hemostatic Combat Gauze (a.k.a. QuikClot)? What about an Emergency Trauma Wound Dressing (a.k.a. Israeli Bandage). Have you recently refreshed your ...
I was speaking recently with a law enforcement buddy of mine and he shared with me what I think is a pretty fantastic — and simple — way to disguise yourself when you’re ...
My message of the day is: We must be a force of one. Who has your back? Can you depend on the other officers around you? Can they depend on you? Do you respond to traffic stops of ...
In this video tactical tip, police trainer Larry Smith of Larry Smith Enterprises — alongside presentation partner Andy Barton of the Bristol (Conn.) Police Department — ...
What elements of the nation’s power grid — comprised of power plants, transmission lines, substations, and distribution lines — are in your jurisdiction? Let me put it ...
In this video tactical tip, Tony Lambraia of Phoenix RBT Solutions and UTM discusses and demonstrates some concepts and principles to incorporate into your gun take-away drills. Alongside ...

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