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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.

Surviving Foot Patrol

November 18, 2011

The benefits of foot beats are many and this type of patrol should be a fundamental aspect in any community policing model. But after being directed to an assigned area or neighborhood to walk, an officer and his or her department should have sound strategies in place for how best to accomplish this mission in a safe and productive manner.

How to Handle Back Pain

November 3, 2011
More and more officers suffer from back injuries. We carry far too much gear around our waists. Duty belts press against our lower back while we're sitting in the cruiser. These three approaches to back pain can extend your career and keep life enjoyable.

Tactical Training Conference Benefits NLEOMF

November 2, 2011
Awareness Protective Consultants (Team APC) will host a tactical training conference in February for law enforcement officers to benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Get Your Proper Rest

August 15, 2011
Listen to your colleagues and, most of all, listen to your body. On the day you want to go out, if you need your rest, grab some. Your rest and recuperation from the stresses of the job, shift work, and life are worth the investment.

Anti-Inflammatory Foods Help You Heal Faster

March 24, 2011
It's easy to develop poor eating habits when you spend most of your day in your car or walking a beat. I didn't cut out the junk food until I started working undercover. I'd learned that if I wanted to keep my energy up and stay sharp, I had to fuel my body with healthy food.

Mastering Stress Management

March 22, 2011

As officers we ignore stress and drive on as if it were part of a crusade. Whether we choose to accept it or not, it's our responsibility as individuals to handle it. Most of us sleep very little, eat like crap, and continuously ride an emotionally and adrenaline-filled roller coaster.

Florida Sheriff's Office Mourns Loss of Two Deputies

March 18, 2011
The Orange County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office lost two deputies this week to health-related issues. Deputy Sebastian Diana succumbed to complications from a bacterial infection from a 911 call.

My Inner Cro-Magnon

March 14, 2011

What the heck happened to us? Cro-Magnons were big, athletic, and healthy until they died (mostly young), and had bigger brains than we do.

How Combat Breathing Saved My Life

March 9, 2011
Combat breathing was developed as a tactical survival skill in helping police and military personnel rapidly regain control of their breath, thereby gaining control of their body during critical situations.

Fit for Life: Why We Work Out

March 1, 2011

I started that morning with a visit to the doctor's office, fully expecting to walk out with a prescription and get on with life. Instead, I ended up in an Intensive Care Unit 90 miles from home.

Jersey City Doctor Supplied Steroids To Officers

December 13, 2010
In addition, the newspaper found Joseph Colao often falsely diagnosed his patients with hormone deficiencies to justify his prescriptions, a violation of the law and medical ethics.

Catching Something Other Than the Bad Guy

June 10, 2010
If you've never had any sexually transmitted diseases, you don't know what you're missing. Anxiety, re-infections, full disclosure issues - all this can be had for the cost of one bad choice.

More Police Recruits Flunking Fitness Test

May 21, 2010
Overall physical strength of recruits is declining and more cadets aren't able to complete agility tests, push-up and sit-up tests, a 1 1/2-mile run, and other physical tests required to join agencies.

A Weighty Issue

May 20, 2010

Crime fighters have a unique problem. Our meals are part of our socialization, our warrior bread-breaking ritual.

Functional Fitness

May 4, 2010

If you want to go to the next level and optimize your physical fitness and make it job relevant, read on.

POLICE-TREXPO West: Tactical Knowledge

April 22, 2010
From the spectacular Long Beach Convention Center venue to the professional TREXPO staff and course instructors, and especially all the LE professionals who attended the conference and expo—all combined to make this one of the best TREXPOs ever.

Free Sight-Saving Eye Exams Available for Service Dogs

March 23, 2010
The ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam Event brings together veterinary ophthalmologists and thousands of service dogs for free exams. Registration begins April 1st for the May 2010 event.

Take a Stretch Break

March 22, 2010
How can you prevent muscle pulls? A martial arts pal of mine recommends taking frequent stretch breaks. No, I did not say coffee breaks, snack breaks, or smoke breaks; I said stretch breaks.
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