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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.

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.
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