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Health - Physical and Mental Fitness

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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NJ officer dies while exercising at PD

NJ officer dies while exercising at PD

47-year-old Scott R. Thompson suffered a heart attack during a workout and was pronounced dead at a hospital - Full Story

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Boston cop recovering from shot to the face returns home

Boston cop recovering from shot to the face returns home

Officer John Moynihan has returned home to continue rehabilitation and "the road to recovery promises to be challenging" - Full Story

Columns

Why being the Jim Born - The Integrated Life

Why being the "old guy" on your department is a good thing

Being the old guy — and I use the term generically to mean both male and female — in any police agency means something went right in your career - Full Story

Columns

6 steps to achieving your LEO goals Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - More Than A Cop

6 steps to achieving your LEO goals

We’re a quarter of the way through the year, so how are your goals and resolutions for 2015 coming? - Full Story

Exclusives

Improve sleep and threat reaction time with these 2 breathing techniques

Improve sleep and threat reaction time with these 2 breathing techniques

Every cop is looking for an edge — something that will make them a little better, a little more prepared. - Full Story

Videos

Ky. cop helps woman finish 10K run

Lt. Aubrey Gregory encouraged runner Asia Ford to complete the 10K after she began to stall around the fourth mile.

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Ky. cop helps woman finish 10K run

Ky. cop helps woman finish 10K run

Lt. Aubrey Gregory encouraged runner Asia Ford to complete the 10K after she began to stall around the fourth mile - Full Story

Columns

Improve sleep and threat reaction time with these 2 breathing techniques Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

Improve sleep and threat reaction time with these 2 breathing techniques

Every cop is looking for an edge — something that will make them a little better, a little more prepared - Full Story

Columns

How officer health fits into Obama’s police community task force initiative Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

How officer health fits into Obama’s police community task force initiative

I was privileged to be selected as one of the panel members reporting to the Task Force on Officer Wellness and Safety in Washington DC - Full Story

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Ala. officer dies of heart attack

Ala. officer dies of heart attack

48-year-old Lieutenant Richard Woods was aiding a crash victim at the scene of an accident when he fell ill - Full Story



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Health - Physical and Mental Fitness Columnists

Practical Police Psychology Practical Police Psychology
with Dr. Laurence Miller
Survival Insights Survival Insights
with Betsy Brantner Smith