"Pit stop" safety

When it’s time to make a pit stop, remember that public bathrooms can pose unique risks to officers. For male officers, be sure to stay alert to activity behind you when you’re facing the wall and for all officers, be sure you stay conscious of the placement of your belt when in a stall. Some officers have suggested placing your belt around your neck at those times to allow for quick access while avoiding having it on the floor where it could be grabbed from underneath. Whenever possible, try to find a restroom that allows you solo access and the ability to lock the door behind you. Any other restroom safety tips? Be sure to let us know.

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