Basis for Decisions Review
Gut instinct can be effective in some circumstances however, it can be fatal in other in other situations in which accurate information is needed.
In most situations common sense is a satisfactory basis for action. However, in some law-enforcement situations it may violate agency policy or procedural law.
Police training is the most effective option because it is based on real-life situations that the officer may face on the street. With adequate police training, the agency’s policies will seem like common sense to the officers and in critical situations their gut instinct will be to follow established police procedures.