How to maintain situational awareness while on duty
Maintaining your sense of situational awareness can improve your decision-making under pressure and allow you to get a better understanding of the circumstances you’re dealing with, whether that’s a patrol run or a SWAT operation. Without situational awareness, officers run the risk of endangering their colleagues, themselves and the public. You need to always “have your head on a swivel,” scanning the environment while focusing on the task at hand. The following are tips to improve your own sense of situational awareness.
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