In the field, operatives need to think several steps ahead. One crucial aspect of this forward-thinking approach is maintaining a forensic awareness mindset.

This means not just focusing on the mission at hand, but also being acutely aware of the forensic footprint you leave behind.

Forensic awareness is the practice of understanding and minimizing the traces an operative might leave that could be used to identify, track, or prosecute. It’s about thinking like a forensic investigator and anticipating the methods they might use to piece together the puzzle.


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In our line of work, every detail matters. A forensic awareness mindset is not just a useful tool; it’s a necessary part of an operative’s tradecraft. By thinking like a forensic investigator and meticulously planning every action, operatives can protect themselves and their missions from the ever-evolving capabilities of forensic science.

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