Police Tips


The Police1 Law Enforcement and Police Tips section provides insight from Police1 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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  • Video: Developing speed, hand, and line coordination

    In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne of the Minnesota Kali Group — alongside demonstration partner Peter Hedrick of MPI Protective Services — offers several training techniques to help get y...

  • Video: Verbally applying the 10-, 5-, and 2-foot rule

    In this video tactical tip, Police1 Contributor Gary Klugiewicz — alongside Police1 Contributor Dave Young — discusses and demonstrates how to utilize verbal techniques as they apply to the proxemi...

  • Video: The 10-, 5-, and 2-foot assesment

    In this video tactical tip, Police1 Contributor Dave Young is assisted by Police1 Contributor Gary Klugiewicz as Young discusses and demonstrates the concept of proxemics. Young breaks it down into...

  • Video: Improving your verbal response to situations

    In this video tactical tip, Police1 Contributor Gary Klugiewicz discusses a concept to help improve law enforcement training and performance on the street, explaining his philosophy that we should ...

  • Video: Application of the shin to the calf

    In this video tactical tip, Police1 Contributor Don Gulla — founder of Arrestling Force Options Training — discusses and demonstrates a way to get a prone subject’s hands out from under his torso b...

  • Video: Universal principles in motion

    In this video tactical tip, Police1 Contributor Peter Hetrick of MPI Protective Services Training Academy discusses and demonstrates additional concepts surrounding the Survival X. This principle e...

  • Video: Teaching and training in the "Survival X"

    In this video tactical tip, Police1 Contributor Peter Hetrick of MPI Protective Services Training Academy discusses and demonstrates what he calls the Survival X. This principle enables a recruit o...

  • Video: The five levels of Communication

    In this video tactical tip, Police1 Contributor Gary Klugiewicz discusses law enforcement training for dealing with various people on the street. He discusses the five levels of communication: cont...

  • Video: Shooting from the shrimp position

    In this video tactical tip, Don Gula demonstrates how an officer on the ground might defend against an armed assailant who is standing above them.

  • Video: Training technique for line familiarization

    In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne of the Minnesota Kali Group — alongside demonstration partner Peter Hedrick of MPI Protective Services — offers a training technique to help get your off...

  • Video: Ethical intervention

    In this day and age of nearly ubiquitous cell phone video, even a small situation spinning out of control can lead to long-term headaches for even the best of cops. In this video tactical tip, Gary...

  • Video: How to redirect angry people

    In this video tactical tip, Police1 Contributor Gary Klugiewicz — alongside demonstration partner and Police1 Editor at Large Doug Wyllie — shares some ways in which an officer can use Verbal Judo ...

  • Video: Gun retention techniques and the use of backup weapons

    In this video tactical tip, Police1 Columnist Duane Wolfe — alongside demonstration partner and Police1 Contributor Lee Shaykhet — discuss ways in which weapon retention drills can be made as reali...

  • Video: Improving your hand speed and strength

    In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne of the Minnesota Kali Group — alongside demonstration partner Peter Hedrick of MPI Protective Services — offers some thoughts on a conditioning drill tha...

  • Pattern your shotgun

    If you carry a shotgun in your squad or have one as a home defense gun you owe it to yourself to know how the weapon patterns its’ shot with your carry load. Here is a quick way using one target. F...

  • Video: The cross-side roll out from weapon retention

    In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also of ISR Matrix International — talks about the problem in weapon retention whe...

  • Video: How to gain tactical advantage by showing respect

    In this video tactical tip, Police1 Contributor Gary Klugiewicz discusses the tactical advantage an officer can gain by showing respect. Further, Klugiewicz explains how one can effectively do thin...

  • Video: How to get to the "Predator Position"

    In this video tactical tip, Duane Wolfe — alongside demonstration partner Lee Shaykhet — discusses and demonstrates how an officer can apply Boyd’s OODA Loop concept to getting to a position of adv...

  • Video: Conditioning drills for the upper and lower body

    In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne offers a set of drills that can help you improve your hand speed, hand strength, leg strength, foot work, and overall conditioning.

  • Video: Weapon retention from the cross side

    In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also of ISR Matrix International — speaks about and shows us a technique to keep y...

  • Video: Defeating a close-quarters ambush

    In this video tactical tip, Lee Shaykhet — alongside demonstration partner Doug Wyllie — speaks about and shows us some ways you can defeat an assailant who draws a weapon unexpectedly at hand-to-h...

  • Video: Underhook and Pike Series: Triple Threat

    In this video tactical tip, Ray Price of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Fletch Fuller, also of ISR Matrix International — discusses and demonstrates what to do when usin...

  • Video: Underhook and Pike Series: When the subject stands up

    In this video tactical tip, Ray Price of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Fletch Fuller, also of ISR Matrix International — discusses and demonstrates what to do when the ...

  • Video: Underhook and Pike Series: Headlock

    In this video tactical tip, Ray Price of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Fletch Fuller, also of ISR Matrix International — expounds upon some of the fundamentals he cover...

  • Video: Underhook and Pike series: Basic control of the subject

    In this video tactical tip, Ray Price of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Fletch Fuller, also of ISR Matrix International — speaks about and shows us some of the fundament...

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