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Teaching Control Tactics with Jiu Jitsu

Why the Marietta (GA) Police Department made Brazilian jiu jitsu training mandatory.

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Dave Smith: What Would Sherlock Do?

One of the most important things an officer needs to learn how to do is relax. And I recommend reading as great entertainment and relaxation.

Dave Smith: How Times Have Changed…or Not?

With so many advances in equipment and tactics, why haven't more agencies adopted better ways for officers to carry gear on their bodies?

Officer Fitness: The Drag Move

Pulling heavy objects is effective as a strength and endurance builder.

Texas Officers who Suffer Off-Duty Heart Attacks and Their Survivors Now Eligible for Benefits

As of Sept. 1, working law enforcement officers in Texas who have heart attacks off duty or on duty will be considered to have had their medical events in the line of duty and be eligible for state and federal line-of-duty benefits.

(Video) The Connection Between Mental, Emotional, and Physical Well-Being

POLICE Magazine Contributing Web Editor Doug Wyllie sits down with Sgt. Steve Fish of the Racine (WI) Police Department to discuss how working out and being in good shape can help your mind and soul as well.

When to Work Out

The time of day you exercise makes a difference, so plan for it.

Benefits of Floating

A few benefits of floating include: reduced stress, improved sleeping patterns, and a balanced well-being.

The Patrol Athlete

If you work patrol, you'll benefit from an exercise regimen focused on functional strength training specific to your daily duties.

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Georgia Man Sheds 100+ Pounds to Become a Police Officer

James Cornelius said that he wanted a good job in order to take care of his son, and he knew that in order to make the force at APD, he would have to change his diet and increase his efforts to get into shape.