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A Day in the Life of a Bicycle Cop

April 2, 2018

Riding a bicycle all shift provides many opportunities to interact with the public in ways other officers can't.

Texas DPS to Start Tracking Troopers' Waistlines

March 9, 2018
Beginning this month, the Texas Department of Public Safety will begin recording the height, weight and "waist [belly] measurement" of its 4,297 commissioned officers during their routine physical readiness tests to determine if they are obese.

Video: 5.11 Tactical to Sponsor 2018 CrossFit Games Service Open

January 30, 2018
5.11 Tactical is once again sponsoring the CrossFit Games Service Open. The Service Open seeks to find the fittest in military, law enforcement, and fire. In the process the CrossFit games honors those who sacrificed to serve their country and community.

5.11 Tactical to Sponsor 2018 CrossFit Games Service Open

January 30, 2018
5.11 Tactical is once again sponsoring the CrossFit Games Service Open. The Service Open seeks to find the fittest in military, law enforcement, and fire. In the process the CrossFit games honors those who sacrificed to serve their country and community. More Here.

Just Get It Done

January 4, 2018

Scheduling high-intensity workouts is much easier when you have an actionable plan.

4 Pillars of Police Health

October 14, 2017

Stress is the cop killer you can beat, if you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

September 5, 2017

The philosophy of high-intensity physical training meshes well with officers' schedules and performance needs, and it is a gateway to peak performance and resilience.

Incentives and Volunteers

August 7, 2017

A Pennsylvania police department's voluntary fitness program is motivating officers and helping build community.

Eat Real Food

June 16, 2017

What you eat not only fuels your physical activity, it also keeps your mind sharp and focused.

Tactical Strength

May 12, 2017

Strength is the component that allows all other elements of fitness to prosper, and for the tactical athlete, tactical strength is an absolute must.

Drink More Water

March 13, 2017

Fortunately, there are many things officers can do to get themselves in a better position to perform at a high level during their shifts. One is to hydrate properly.

Personal Maintenance

February 7, 2017

In the modern world there are many great reminders to help us make sure we do our maintenance chores right on time. I just wish the critical tools in my life had the same reminders.

5.11 Tactical Patch Honors Secret Service

January 7, 2017
5.11 Tactical's patch for January 2017 celebrates the efforts, both mental and physical, of the United States Secret Service, as they protect and serve our nation.

Box Breathing

January 4, 2017

Box Breathing has been around for many years and has been utilized by professional athletes, fighters, elite military personnel, and law enforcement officers.

Just Take a Deep Breath

December 5, 2016

In time, and with practice, you can apply your breathing practice as a response to stress and to help with emotional regulation even when responding to high-priority radio calls and after critical incidents.

Sleep: A Legal PED for Law Enforcement

November 7, 2016

How much sleep are you getting? When you are in law enforcement, the answer is most likely "not enough." But the best performance-enhancing drug is getting enough sleep per night as consistently as possible.

Achieving Training Goals without Injury

November 4, 2016

Let's take a look at some overlooked and undervalued areas of training and program development that departments and agencies can start to implement immediately to reduce training injuries.

Officer Fitness: Peak Performance and Recovery Training

September 1, 2016

There are science-based methods that have been developed to help manage the physical and mental stresses placed on high-level athletes and these methodologies can be adapted to help manage the physical and mental stresses that are placed upon you by this profession.

Kansas Law Enforcement Recruits' Fitness Requirements May Change

August 24, 2016
Hoping to attract more potential recruits, some Kansas law enforcement agencies are studying the possibility of easing fitness requirements for applicants.

Kansas Survey Reveals Public More Concerned About Out-of-Shape Officers Than Tattooed Officers

March 10, 2016
Being out of shape distracts more from a law enforcement officer's professional appearance than having a tattoo, a survey by the Kansas Highway Patrol found.
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