24/7 tactical: 7 tips for off-duty safety

Here are several tips that can help you stay safe at home, or anywhere else for that matter

Policing in today’s society has become somewhat glamorous thanks to reality television shows and the moviemakers in Hollywood. This pop culture romance with police has influenced the way many officers conduct themselves off duty.

I am surprised at how many officers are willing to share their professional information on social media web sites such as Facebook and others. We all have a drawer full of t-shirts that say police in some form or fashion on them. Many of us chose not to carry a weapon off duty and how many cops do you know that have a police logo license plate or their police union sticker on their back windshield?

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