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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.

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.

Prepare for the Agility Test Now

June 1, 2007
In your quest to become a cop or deputy, you will likely face an agility or physical fitness test. This is no worry, right? Wrong.

How to Get Into SWAT Shape

November 1, 2006

Training for any agency’s SWAT team is physically, mentally, and tactically challenging. Add in long and changing shift work hours, family obligations, and not enough time in the day, and your goal of joining a SWAT team appears even more difficult. The goal of this article is to assist those police officers currently on the force in achieving the fitness level of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers.

How to Evaluate a Training Program

August 1, 2006

You have many opportunities for training outside of your agency. But how do you tell which classes are suitable for you and whether what you learn in those classes will work on the street?

Perfidy Thy Name Is Fitness

May 1, 2006

I love being in shape. Running an eight-minute mile, benching 300, riding a mountain bike on rugged trails, playing a rousing game of three-on-three, are all things I would love to be doing. But I can’t do any of them today.

Contact with Meth Labs May Affect Cops’ Health

March 16, 2006
Law enforcement agencies across the country are seeing a frightening trend in the war on drugs, but this time it has to do with their own safety. Police officers who've come into contact with meth labs are getting sick and some are even dying.

Stress Relief: Keeping Yourself Code 4

March 1, 2006

Police officers have one of the world’s toughest jobs. In fact, our job is also rated as one of the world’s most stressful. Heart attacks, alcohol abuse, and other results of long-term stress run rampant through every police department nationwide.

First Aid

March 1, 2006

The scene is a fixture in many war movies. A wounded soldier cries out, “Medic!” then another soldier, one who carries a medical kit and not a weapon, crawls out from his foxhole and braves the fury of a firefight or an artillery barrage to render aid to his wounded buddy.

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