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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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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 ...
While at my home, my wife and I were loading our two children in her vehicle when a large white male on a motorcycle stopped in the roadway in front of my house. I asked if he needed ...
Whether your assignment is plain clothes or uniform, most law enforcement officers find themselves carrying a concealed firearm at some time or another. As a firearm instructor I have ...
In this video tactical tip, Tony Lambraia of Phoenix RBT Solutions and UTM discusses and demonstrates how you might consider integrating the element of distance — particularly, the ...
First, we must train officers in the lawful use of police deception. We must train them on Supreme Court case law and the controlling cases and laws of their jurisdiction. Despite the ...
We’re living in a time when every action a police officer takes is closely scrutinized by the public, the media, and the bosses — all on the perception of what is supposed to be ...
In this video tactical tip, police trainer Larry Smith of Larry Smith Enterprises — alongside presentation partner Andy Barton of the Bristol (Conn.) Police Department — ...
In the past half-decade or so, I’ve posted a fair number of tactical tips about firearms concealed in places as varied as men’s boxer shorts and women’s bras (go ahead ...
In this video tactical tip, Tony Lambraia of Phoenix RBT Solutions and UTM discusses and demonstrates a few ways you can incorporate a variety of disciplines into your training programs. ...
I’ve posted a fairly wide assortment of concealable handcuff keys in this space in the past half-decade. Most recently, I advised about the cuff key concealed in a ring, and prior to ...
We all know from experience that an action taken by someone will usually be followed by some kind of a reaction from you or another. If someone takes a swing at you and you fail to act in ...
On numerous occasions in this space, we’ve discussed the fact that all suspect searches must be thorough. We’ve talked about the fact that two searches — by two different ...
In this video tactical tip, Tony Gregory of the Marion County Sheriff Office — alongside his demonstration partner Dustin VanTreese, also of the Marion County Sheriff Office — ...
Earlier this month, my good friend and PoliceOne Colleague Lindsey Bertomen and I had the distinct pleasure spending a full morning at Media Day at the Range — the semi-official ...

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