Former Police Officer Matt Patrick Kelly Debuts The Book on Situational Awareness
Matt Patrick Kelly, a Texas native, former police officer, and defensive tactics firearms instructor, is bringing focus to the importance of situational awareness with his debut book, The Book on Situational Awareness. It deep dives into the psychological factors that influence one's ability to remain alert and aware of their surroundings and offers a wealth of knowledge on how individuals can avoid or escape dangerous situations by recognizing potential threats.
According to Kelly, situational awareness is the most crucial skill humans can possess, regardless of their profession or lifestyle. Unfortunately, this skill is often underestimated or overlooked, leaving individuals vulnerable to potential dangers. With crimes, natural disasters, and uncertainties on the rise globally, learning and cultivating situational awareness for protection and safety has become imperative.
Kelly's book is a timely resource that equips readers with the necessary tools to build their situational awareness skills and take control of their safety. The book includes over 52 strategies and actionable tips gained from Kelly's decades of experience, enabling readers to develop heightened awareness, make intuitive safety plans, and confidently navigate their daily lives with a greater sense of safety and security.
"Awareness is empowerment, not paranoia," says Kelly. "The more aware someone is within their immediate environment, the more capable they are of accurately assessing risks (or a lack thereof) by which to meaningfully act."
As he points out, situational awareness goes beyond just recognizing potential threats – it involves reading and predicting the evolution of ongoing situations and being prepared to handle any unforeseen circumstances with clarity and efficiency.
Each chapter is packed with comprehensive tips that draw on real-life scenarios, allowing readers to better understand how to apply the strategies in practical situations. Moreover, it includes a well-structured framework of exercises that readers can practice every week throughout the year. The weekly exercises go from basic to advanced levels, empowering readers to hone their situational awareness skills gradually and consistently over time.
Kelly's book provides a hands-on approach that encourages readers to actively engage with the information and develop skills useful in everyday situations. At the end of each chapter, a card containing key takeaways summarizes the concepts covered and helps readers retain critical information. An accompanying deck of cards can also be purchased as a quick reference guide that readers can take anywhere.
The Book on Situational Awareness is currently available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Learn more here: https://www.thebookonsa.com.