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Health - Physical and Mental Fitness

The Police Health - Physical and Mental Fitness topic provides cops with videos, training drills and expert advice to help ensure the officer’s head is straight and body is strong. Complete physical and psychological fitness - through regular trips to the gym, five-mile runs, and conversations with the police psychologist - is critical for an officer to perform the job to maximum potential.
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Why joint, back and shoulder pain are common in cops (and how to fix it)

Why joint, back and shoulder pain are common in cops (and how to fix it)

There will never be a day when officers leave their duty belts and ballistic vests in the squad, so start taking preventative measures now — and take them often. - Full Story

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Why joint, back and shoulder pain are common in cops (and how to fix it) Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

Why joint, back and shoulder pain are common in cops (and how to fix it)

There will never be a day when officers leave their duty belts and ballistic vests in the squad, so start taking preventative measures now — and take them often - Full Story

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Fla. man who claims he has HIV bites deputy during arrest

Fla. man who claims he has HIV bites deputy during arrest

Risk of transmitting the disease depends on whether the HIV carrier has a "high viral load" and the severity of the bite - Full Story

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How to train for and heal from psychological 'holes'

How to train for and heal from psychological 'holes'

You have either been to a call or you are heading to the call in the future that will leave a hole in you, but you have an enormous amount of control in how you are changed by how you prepare. - Full Story

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How to train for and heal from psychological 'holes' Jeff McGill - Mindset and Mental Health

How to train for and heal from psychological 'holes'

You have either been to a call or you are heading to the call in the future that will leave a hole in you, but you have an enormous amount of control in how you are changed by how you prepare - Full Story

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Pa. cop lauded for community work dies during charity race

Pa. cop lauded for community work dies during charity race

Detective who collapsed and died during a 5K race Saturday morning in Philadelphia was running to raise money for his parish - Full Story

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Trooper reconnects with trainer who saved his life

A personal trainer received a certificate of merit from the American Red Cross’s Metropolitan Atlanta chapter for her life-saving actions that brought a state trooper back to life – and he was there to personally thank her.
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Trooper reconnects with trainer who saved his life

Trooper reconnects with trainer who saved his life

The trainer rushed to his side when he collapsed while running on the treadmill - Full Story

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Why agencies need a buddy-care model for rapid PTSI response Jeff McGill - Mindset and Mental Health

Why agencies need a buddy-care model for rapid PTSI response

It is time to work to remove the stigma for treatment of psychological injuries and push for early intervention - Full Story

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Why are cops so mentally tough? It's genetic Dr. Michael Asken - Mental Toughness for Law Enforcement

Why are cops so mentally tough? It's genetic

The COMT gene — also known as the warrior/worrier gene — and its variations are involved with managing the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain, which influences resistance to stress and pain - Full Story



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