In every environment, there is a standard set of norms upon which we all base our behaviours. There are particular behaviours which would seem out of place in certain environments, and which would cause us to pause, and re-examine what we may be seeing. Search Detect React® SDR training aims to augment one’s awareness to these potential abnormalities and to increase our ability to respond to them.
Urban Hunter Energy
The Urban Hunter™ characterizes anyone who is on the lookout for something. Regardless of the mission, any time a person is a part of a plan, they are on the lookout for their next cue, and project preparation signs of a hunter on the prowl. It is the search, the hunt, looking for something which distinguishes the Urban Hunter from the rest of the crowd. All people searching for something or someone – whether they are searching for their friend, their ride to work, or their next victim – will exhibit similar basic mental, physiological, and behavioural indicators. Those indicators are what we call the Urban Hunter Energy. In a train station for example, the Urban Hunter Energy will therefore reveal a teacher looking for the last student in her field trip group, a pick-pocketer searching for their next target, a would-be terrorist staking out the location for a future attack, and an undercover police officer patrolling the area, because they are all Urban Hunters, they are all searching for something. SDR-trained personnel would know how to disregard the teacher and the undercover cop and identify the future pick-pocketer and the future terrorist as Urban Hunters searching for something with malicious intentions, in the stages before the crime was committed. SDR gives trainees the power of prevention by providing them with the capabilities to identify Urban Hunters, and auto-critique tools like the Artificial Gut Feeling® and the Bar of Normality® to determine who of the Urban Hunters has potential illicit intentions. SDR auto-critique mechanisms ensure that personnel have come to their decisions through a knowledge-based assessment of the relevant situational factors, rather than ethnic profiling or other biased judgements. SDR provides practitioners with the capabilities to identify behavioural indicators rather than suspects, based on the SDR created, Bar of Normality®. The Bar of Normality® is an established definition of the routine conduct of a given area that, among other things, takes into consideration local cultural norms, key indicators, the purpose the area serves, and local legal guidelines. The Bar of Normality® is localized specifically for each environment and is altered in conjunction with fluctuating influential factors such as time of day, holidays, organized events, current events, etc. The Bar of Normality® is an operational tool with which to compare people’s conduct and demeanour so that abnormalities will inherently become obvious. Searching for the Urban Hunter Energy sharpens one’s situational awareness by broadening their scope and refining their view of abnormal behaviour, therefore increasing their effectiveness and relevancy to maintaining order, safety and security in their local environment. The search for the Urban Hunter broadens their scope by training practitioners to see their environment through a wider lens, open to preventing all types of crime committed by any person, without bias. It furthermore, refines their view of abnormal behaviour to one that is apt to their specific environment by customizing the definition of abnormal behaviour according to their place, time, and situational factors. Therefore, searching for the Urban Hunter with unique SDR auto-critique tools allows personnel to see their environment from a viewpoint that is relevant to keeping every local community safe and maintaining public order in each specific environment. Safer communities add up to safer regions, which adds up to safer states, safer countries, and an overall safer society.