As the country opens up and major holidays continue to approach, many people will increase their shopping. During this time it is important to remain vigilant. During this time larceny, burglaries, fraud, domestic violence, and sexual assault will be on the rise. This means Situational Awareness will be your friend.

What is situational awareness?

Situational Awareness is total awareness of the current environment that you are in. This means you are aware of time, your space, and your movements in relation to people, animals, and objects. With situational awareness, you can avoid direct impact from these factors and avert a dangerous situation.

In today’s world, we have so many distractions. I’m willing to bet, access to social media via our smart phone is our #1 distraction today. According to Hootsuite, 3.1 billion people are

using social media today. The average American spends just over 2 hours per day on social media. This mean you may see some people walking, riding public transportation, or even DRIVING with their faces in their phones. Just look around you, how many people can you see looking down at their smart phones right now? Those people y