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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.

Colorado Springs Officers No Longer Have to Take Fitness Test After Lawsuit

November 12, 2015
Last Friday the Colorado Springs Police Department agreed to the demands of 12 female officers who filed a civil suit claiming the fitness tests are discriminatory. All the officers were over the age of 40. More Here.

Video: Colorado Springs Officers No Longer Have to Take Fitness Test After Lawsuit

November 12, 2015
Last Friday the Colorado Springs Police Department agreed to the demands of 12 female officers who filed a civil suit claiming the fitness tests are discriminatory. All the officers were over the age of 40.

Texas Agency Implements Innovative Officer Wellness Program

October 9, 2015
Cedar Park (TX) Police Chief Sean Mannix is implementing what he calls the most comprehensive wellness program in the country. He is aiming to improve everything from an officer's mental health to how they manage their finances and he says all of this will make officers better to serve you. More Here.

Video: Texas Agency Implements Innovative Officer Wellness Program

October 9, 2015
Cedar Park (TX) Police Chief Sean Mannix is implementing what he calls the most comprehensive wellness program in the country. He is aiming to improve everything from an officer's mental health to how they manage their finances and he says all of this will make officers better to serve the public.

Motivating Officers to Stay Fit

May 24, 2015

Officer fitness needs to be a priority, or at the very least one of the priorities, for law enforcement agencies. The rigors of the law enforcement profession place an unusual degree of mental, physical, and psychological demands on officers. Maintaining officer health has to be a budget priority, even if the administrators who manage agency budgets have to get creative to find the funds.

FBI Requiring New Fitness Tests for All Agents

April 6, 2015
For the first time in 16 years, the F.B.I. is requiring that its agents pass a fitness test.

NYPD Officers Chip-in to Buy Gym Equipment

October 1, 2014
An overweight group of NYPD officers has gotten so out of shape that their commander forced them to chip in for a room full of exercise equipment.

Zebra Offers New Fitness Systems for Officer Training

September 4, 2014
The company has now expanded into the fitness-equipment market with the same focused business plan – to deliver industry-leading products backed by relationship-focused customer service.

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.
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