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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January 15, 2013

Autopsy says 'cardiac event' caused Ga. officer's death

Colleagues remember the Lieutenant as a healthy, determined, and loving man - Full Story
January 09, 2013

Brazil police cannot help violent crime victims

Only emergency response teams and paramedics can provide treatment to victims at the scene of the crime or shootout with police - Full Story
November 17, 2012

Mandatory body armor policies rise in wake of officer death increase

Federal study used input from officers on the street to examine how agencies comply with policies - Full Story
October 31, 2012
Officials urge Halloween safety

Officials urge Halloween safety

State and local officials encourage parents to keep a watchful eye on their children this Halloween - Full Story
October 24, 2012
Police cadet's death prompts training changes

Police cadet's death prompts training changes

Protective gear supplied after a cadet suffered fatal injuries while working on self-defense tactics - Full Story
October 23, 2012

Arbitrator to take on fight over police uniforms

Officers have been ordered to switch from convenient and casual uniforms to formal ones to reduce impersonators - Full Story
October 19, 2012
Sheriff: No floss for inmates

Sheriff: No floss for inmates

A Florida sheriff said he will not give in on the issue, despite four lawsuits from inmates who want floss to be available in the jail commissary - Full Story
October 10, 2012
Cop disabled from '91 hit-and-run dies

Cop disabled from '91 hit-and-run dies

Chief: Original incident 'quite possibly one of the worst nights in the history of the department' - Full Story
October 04, 2012

Minn. man charged in officer's beating

Injured cop remains on medical leave with a brain injury, vision problems and other difficulties - Full Story
October 02, 2012

Mich. police receive HIV training after traffic stop video

HIV-positive suspect has obtained legal representation, but it's unclear if a lawsuit will be filed - Full Story

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