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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.

Ground Zero Workers Have High Rate of Heart Problems, Study Shows

March 15, 2010
Exposure to debris at Ground Zero may be linked to heart problems in police officers, according to a new study announced Saturday.

The Cuisine of the Road

September 17, 2009

Somewhere in crime fighters' brains is a junction of sensation and risk that makes us truly appreciate a good repast.

Wave of Sickness Hits Albuquerque PD Academy

August 20, 2009
More than half of the cadets training to become Albuquerque police officers are sick this week, due to an upper respiratory condition that has brought their training to a temporary halt.

The Marathon

May 1, 2009

An elderly woman passed us rather crisply and we were aghast to read the back of her shirt: "I'm 65 and a grandmother, but I'm ahead of YOU!"

Drug Means "New Era" of Treatment for Hepatitis C

April 30, 2009
Duke University has announced a breakthrough in the treatment of hepatitis C that could help the many officers who have contracted the disease on the job, A new drug appears to cure far more people and does it in half the time of current therapies, researchers say. The drug is now in the final testing stages. If all goes well, it could be on the market in 2011.

Alcohol a Growing Problem in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, Report Says

April 16, 2009
Last year, 70 sworn and civilian employees of the Sheriff's Department were arrested. The majority of those arrests involved employees driving off-duty while under the influence of alcohol, according to an annual report produced by the county Office of Independent Review.

Staph: The Hidden Training Hazard

April 1, 2009

Responsible for 18,650 deaths nationwide a year—150 percent as many deaths as caused by AIDS—the monster is microscopic, extremely aggressive, and damned difficult to kill. The monster is a microbe called Staphylococcus.

Redefining Fit for Duty

August 1, 2008

An officer's physical fitness is a concern not just because the officers are overweight and might develop a debilitating health condition in their later years. It's an officer survival issue. It could put an officer at a serious disadvantage when he or she faces a more physically fit bad guy who has the mindset to win.

The State of American Law Enforcement - SWAT: Breaking the Mold

August 1, 2008

LAPD brass is still trying to mold SWAT into a softer, gentler special unit that won't offend the politically correct sensibilities of community activists. But now for one of the few times in its distinguished history, SWAT is actually vulnerable to such pressure.

The Things We Dread

August 1, 2008

Honestly, we have a lot of things in life that are like physicals: We don't enjoy them but we need to do them. For the crime fighter the list includes things like depositions, evaluations, and death notifications.

Ounces of Prevention

May 1, 2008

You know how to respond to a deadly human threat, but you're much more likely to get sick on the job than you are to be shot. Many officers are unaware of these risks. Awareness is the key to prevention. When you know the danger, you can take precautions.

How Do I Stay Fit On the Job?

November 1, 2007

Working long hours or driving a patrol car all day makes it difficult to stay in shape. After several months of reduced physical activity, compared to the Police Academy, even the younger police officers can find five, 10, or even 15 additional pounds around their mid-sections.

TREXPO East 2007: History Lessons

October 1, 2007

What can today's cop learn from the misfortune of ancient Greek infantry? Plenty, according to Siddle.

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