A reminder of everyday practices for personal protection
Prepare your mindset.
Inform your awareness.
Train to develop relevant skill.
Train to develop spatial awareness.
Take your practice anywhere.
Be aware of the context of your environment. What’s normal? What’s not?
Observe your immediate environment.
Calmly and progressively scan and pan a five yard radius on through one-hundred. Ahead, behind, up and down.
Leverage your peripheral vision. Get a full picture.
Learn to assess and observe body language. What’s normal? What’s not?
Be aware of people around you, their proximity to you and their change of course/direction, especially when moving toward you.
Position for safety – calmly and casually or equal to the opposite action.
Watch the hands.
Keep your focus off of your phone or device until you know your area (immediate and distant) is secure and can remain aware.
Don't divide your attention.
Don't add tasks or interactions that will lower your ability to have effective awareness, particularly in constrained environments.
Learn to consciously and intuitively use obstacles in your environment to your advantage.
Be cognizant of your everyday relationships and interactions with others. Be polite and professional.
Continue to develop a greater informed awareness of your environment, people, current events and other possible threats.
Learn how and when to take action. Train diligently.
Train to acquire high-performance output and endurance.
Stay the course.