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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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During my 25-year career I used to carry a long strip of duct tape wrapped around a tiny mag-lite flashlight. Whenever I had to go into an apartment building or multi-family dwelling ...
In this video tactical tip, Don Gulla discusses and demonstrates a way in which you can pivot away from an assailant who has put you on your back and is moving to “finish you ...
During SHOT Show 2014 last week, I was reminded (twice!) about the rule of redundancy. On two different occasions, I had a piece of gear go down, and in each case, there was not backup item ...
In this video tactical tip, Don Gulla — alongside his presentation partner, Rob — shows a technique that will enable you to transition to a firearm with the ECD still in your ...
Advertisers well understand the power of the “limited-time offer” in motivating consumers to take action. You often can use the same psychology to influence the behavior of ...
In this video tactical tip, Lieutenant Kevin Dillon works alongside Liam Duggan in discussing and demonstrating a drill to work through the failure of an ECD. Learning how to angle off ...
Did you make one of those New Year resolutions to get you started toward a better you in 2014? How about that diet you may start, maybe fewer beers or adult beverage of choice, maybe even ...
Happy New Year, my brothers and sisters. Let’s start off the year 2014 with something we’ve been watching for as long as we’ve been together: New and interesting concealed ...
During a traffic stop, some drivers who are ordered from a vehicle refuse to comply. In this video tactical tip,, renown police trainer Larry Smith of Larry Smith Enterprises — ...
The weather was just the right temperature to allow the rain to fall but cold enough for the rain to freeze once it hit the ground. Road conditions had deteriorated enough that all the ...
A few years ago, I posted a tip in this space that I’d like to revisit today — don’t assume that a wrapped box with a bow on it is really what it appears to be, because ...
Everyone on the street seems to have somartphone with video-recording capabilities, and a favorite pastime of many of these folks it to “catch cops in action.” As has been said ...
Last week I received an interesting email from one of my many “pen pals” out there in Internetland. It had been a while since I’d heard from Chief Dan Losada of the ...
For a couple of years, I’ve carried my .380 for my off duty firearm. It’s easily concealed under fitted clothing with the use of the Flashbang holster. Yes, Flashbang. The ...
In this video tactical tip, renown police trainer Larry Smith of Larry Smith Enterprises — alongside presentation partner Andy Barton of the Bristol (Conn.) Police Department —  ...
Increasingly, law enforcement organizations are embracing the position of a Diversity Officer, in response to internal and external environmental issues. There is, of course, more to this ...
As a martial artist and use-of-force instructor, I’m a firm believer in realistic training. To truly train, you need to practice in a realistic manner on realistic targets. If you ...
What type of officer are you and what do you expect of others with whom you work? Are you a proactive officer, a reactive officer, or an inactive officer? Sometimes you don't get ...
In this video tactical tip, renown police trainer Larry Smith of Larry Smith Enterprises — alongside presentation partner Andy Barton of the Bristol (Conn.) Police Department — ...
The practical, tactical law enforcement lessons we can learn from sports never cease to amaze me. Seven months ago I posted a tip about what a 37-year-old journeyman baseball player can ...

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