The Cooper Colour Code System
The Cooper Colour Code system was invented by US Marine Jeff Cooper. It relates to the degree of peril you are willing to do something about and which allows you to move from one level of mindset to another to enable you to properly handle a given situation. It is a fantastic tool which is used by Military, Law Enforcement and Professional Security and Self Defence agencies throughout the world. As a professional bodyguard this system is extremely valuable whether providing security for an individual, for oneself or for ones family.
The Cooper Colour code system Explained
COOPER COLOUR CODE WHITE:
No awareness – not paying any attention to people around you or your surroundings. You are a potential victim.
Example 1 – Walking along with your head down and iPod playing.
Example 2 – Generally having no real awareness or anticipation that there are any potential threats.
“The world is a kind and friendly place”!
When to be in code white:
You should only be in code white when you are at home with your feet up, watching TV with all doors and windows locked, and the alarm active. You should not be in code white at any other time.
COOPER COLOUR CODE YELLOW:
You are aware of the people around you and your surroundings. There is no specific threat identified but your mindset should be “the world is a potentially unfriendly place and I have to be on the lookout for potential threats”. This doesn’t mean you have to be paranoid. Just be aware.