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Justice Department Sues Pennsylvania State Police Over Fitness Test

July 31, 2014
The lawsuit said the use of the tests to screen and select the applicants for the entry-level positions amounted to a pattern of employment discrimination. Much greater percentages of male applicants than female applicants passed the physical fitness tests going back to 2003, it said.

Video: Florida Officers Receive Resiliency Training

June 18, 2014
A local health consultant is helping law officers cope with stress in Florida.

Florida Officers Receive Resiliency Training

June 18, 2014

Law enforcement officers from three Florida counties went through a two-day stress management course referred to as "resiliency training" put on by a local health consultant business. It’s supposed to help manage stress through physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual outlets. Read Story Here.

Are You Having a Heart Attack?

May 5, 2014

Not all heart attacks begin with the sudden, crushing chest pain that often is seen on television or in the movies. In one study, one-third of the patients who had heart attacks felt no chest pain.

Heart Trouble

May 5, 2014

What is certainly true is that the lifestyle of many working law enforcement officers amounts to a recipe for heart disease.

Incorporate Fitness Into Your SWAT Training

August 12, 2013
Part of the SWAT lifestyle is fitness; make no mistake about it. Teams should not have the "look" of a model but actually just good sound fit individuals to hold things together in a time of crisis.

Rethinking SWAT Training

June 13, 2013

What SWAT fitness experts are discovering is that some of this wear and tear and incapacitation can be avoided with "smart" training instead of "hard" training. Smart training is real-world oriented and job applicable. It's not just training for the sake of training.

CrossFit App Arrives for iPhone, Android

May 3, 2013
WOD Programmer includes a clickable editor allowing users to pick the number of days to train per week to "place more focus on depending on the individual’s fitness goals."

Minn. Cop Died of Heart Attack After Foot Pursuit

February 19, 2013
St. Paul (Minn.) Police Officer Josh Lynaugh, 30, died from complications of a heart attack he suffered during a foot pursuit earlier this month.

Mo. Detective Dies While Working Out

February 14, 2013
Detective Christopher Simpson succumbed to a medical emergency at 5:05 p.m. at the Chesterfield Police Fitness Center. Simpson was a 35-year law enforcement veteran.

Myths Die Hard

February 8, 2013

One of the things that never fails to amaze me is how often some precious belief I have turns out to just be a myth. Well, myth is a tough word because some of the meanings of "myth" are important, like: A legend or story that explains or demonstrates a virtue or message.

The Bulge in Blue

January 25, 2013

The plan here is to introduce a Monday-Wednesday-Friday exercise regimen that is unique, fast (sub-30 minutes each), and cheap. Do as you read here for six weeks and you'll be nothing less than shocked at the level of strength and conditioning you attain with so little time invested in each workout.

Georgia Lt. Found Dead at Training Center

January 14, 2013
Lt. Mark Cotton, 49, was found dead Sunday at the Chief Ben T. Watkins Training Academy in Macon, Ga., where he served as director. An autopsy report revealed a possible cause of death.

The Dose Makes the Poison

August 22, 2012

When you're a young officer, moderation seems likely to leave you missing more than a few good times. I think back to the "choir practices" I participated in as a young Tucson cop only to awaken in the afternoon looking for the train that hit me.

What the Spartan Death Race Meant for Police Training

June 21, 2012
Chicago Police Officer Joshua Purkiss put himself to the ultimate test. He announced he would participate in the Spartan Death Race—arguably the greatest test of a person's body, mind, and spirit. The nearly three-day race on a 50-mile obstacle course in the dense Vermont woods last week was completed by less than 20% of its participants.

Cooper Institute Offers Law Enforcement Fitness Course

March 19, 2012
The Cooper Institute offers its Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist Course five times a year to teach officers "fitness leadership and technical skills" so they can avoid injury, according to the institute.

One Cop's Spartan Challenge

February 10, 2012
Chicago Police Officer Joshua Purkiss picked a gruelling way to honor the counter-drug training that's made him a better narcotics investigator. This summer, Purkiss will participate in the Spartan Death Race—arguably the toughest race on the planet.

Odd Objects

January 4, 2012

You can develop a great deal of strength in the weight room, but traditional barbell lifts won't help you to perform a real-life tasks on the job like sandbag lifts and rope pulls will. I recommend adding odd object lifting to your exercise regimen to increase functional strength and add variety to your program. Read our feature, "Odd Object Training," for the full story.

Odd Object Training

January 4, 2012

With odd object training, non-traditional forms of resistance such as sandbags, ropes, water, rocks, and tires allow you to trade in "weight room" strength for functional strength.

Study: 40% of Officers Have Sleep Disorder

December 22, 2011
A survey of U.S. and Canadian police officers reveals that 40% of respondents suffer from a sleep disorder that may cause health issues, affect job performance, or create safety issues.
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