PI: Safety First!
As a private investigator you often find yourself in situations where your safety may be at risk. Interviewing aggressive suspects; conducting surveillance; and being in unsafe areas. Often private investigators can become complacent about their safety, whether having interviewed several individuals without incident; working in unsafe areas several times without incident; or conducting surveillance without being approached by the target. It is important that you always think "Safety First!!!"
Safety First!!! As a private investigator you have to be aware, identify the potential risks you face and be prepared to take action. Think through the following every time you leave the office:
Unlike law enforcement, most private investigators do not have the assistance of others to rush to their aid in seconds. Private investigators must identify the potential risks and be prepared to implement mitigating responses which can include protective equipment, maintaining an awareness of evacuation routes, surroundings or taking other evasive actions. The key is to always think SAFETY FIRST!!! If you encounter a situation that is potentially dangerous? Exit, evacuate, run if needed to a place of safety. Only use physical force as a last resort to protect yourself.
Here are some other safety tips whether working or off-duty to help you develop habits that will make you think Safety First!!!!!:
Hopefully you have gathered that this article is to get you to think??????? Yes!!!! Think Safety First!!!! At all times!!!!
5/20/2019 07:17:03 pm
As a 31-year police investigator, I thought Tripp Mitchell did a great job covering this in a recorded lecture included in the 2019 in-service online course. Live, he presents credibly with humor that holds my attention. His power-point lectures are also well-done and interesting, but I wish this site’s bandwidth allowed more of his recorded live instruction to be included online.
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