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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.

Resolutions for Cops

January 1, 2006

Ah, the first month of the new year. It’s a month of parties, football, snow or snowbirds (depending on where you live), and just generally good feelings. Then the winter wears on. Football ends for nearly everybody’s team; ice appears on the roadways at the worst time (who hasn’t had the thrill of that tactical 360-degree spin en route to a call); and all those resolutions you made suddenly become ancient history.

Watch What You Eat

July 1, 2005

While not generally regarded as one of the more obvious dangers of the job, an officer’s lunch break is not without its liabilities.

Some Call Fla. Trooper Weight Loss Bonus 'Bogus'

April 24, 2002
Florida Highway Patrol Officers must lose weight to be eligible for a $500 bonus this year. And some on the 1,600-member force are not very happy.

Save Your Hide

December 1, 2000

Skin cancer is by far the most common cancer in the world. Most cases can be cured, but the disease is now a major health problem. Law enforcement personnel in the field, especially those in high-risk areas of the United States, are at risk for developing what can be a fatal form of cancer.

Cholesterol: Sorting Good From Bad

July 1, 2000

For those individuals who are geneti­cally predisposed to having cholesterol problems, a diet high in saturated fats is the main cause of high cholesterol levels in the blood.

Alcoholism: Equal Opportunity Disease

June 1, 2000

Nearly 100,000 Americans die each year as a result of alcohol abuse. Alcohol is a factor in more than half of the na­tion's homicides, suicides and traffic ac­cidents

S.W.A.T. for Survival

April 1, 2000

Fitness is critical for all law enforcement officers, especially those on tactical units.

The Road to Wellness

November 1, 1996

What is wellness? Is it a myth or a goal. We have the ability to perceive and change our lives if we chose to do so. Personal wellness, there-fore, is an uniquely human prerogative.

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