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How does an officer get tunnel vision during a pursuit and what are ways to avoid it? Anyone ever had experiences where you got tunnel vision and didn't realize it?

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need to post this question to security officers, they have the most dangerous job in the world !!

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Generally, you will become transfixed on the rear of the fleeing vehicle. Tunnel vision is a normal physiological response to stress and is perfectly normal. If you find yourself in the zone, take a moment to look around and get your eyes off the rear of the suspect. You'll snap out of it.

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thank you GTS, good advice

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The other thing to remember to do is breath and like GTS said remember to scan the area, it will usually break it up. Good Luck, stay safe.

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Pursuits are very dangerous. LadyBlue and GTS had good advice. The first thing that goes (without proper breathing) is vision. Just like shooting skills; breath and squeeze. Practice "proper" emergency response techniques. It will help during a pursuit. Your training or lack-of will kick in during the pursuit.

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Great advice ya just look around will snap out of it:>)

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ditto on all that's been said . i can't re-enforce training enough , you gotta know yourself and go through these drills constantly in your head . no all situations are not the same , that's why you know yourself , know your body responses . tunnel vision is going to happen , but recognize that you have got to control the situation , and in a pursuit ,whether it be on foot or in a vehicle , you've got to scan what's around you . our training drills here makes us think constantly and challenges those skills that are weakened in high stress situations . good question super . stay safe.


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