Every experienced officer has encountered one of those situations that just seems to be a little odd. It may be an individual that is wandering around aimlessly, someone that looks out of place, or there are changes to the physical environment.
So what do experienced officers do when they encounter such a situation?
First priority is always the safety of those you are protecting, and to protect yourself so you can respond effectively. An incapacitated officer is no help to anyone. Second, when things don't appear to normal, chances are you are right. It could have an easy explanation once you take the steps above. Third, always document what you saw. This protects you, your colleagues, and those you are their to protect.
Member of the Guardstar Academy Staff. All Guardstar Academy staff are experienced law enforcement, security professionals and/or private investigators.