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Avoid public urinals on patrol

Okay, this one is for the guys — and please, let’s not sink into to quips about “condition yellow” here. While you’re on duty, avoid using public urinals if at all possible.

Your positioning can leave your weapon vulnerable and you open to attack. In fact, if you carry off duty, this positioning is still disadvantageous, because even though your sidearm is likely to be well concealed — not printing your clothing — bad guys can all but smell those individuals with “the cop vibe.” You know, the haircut, the posture, the presence that all act to your benefit when you’re on the street can actually be a liability when you want to blend in with the woodwork.

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