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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February 06, 2012

NYPD brass: Cops should seek psychological help

Recent suicides have encouraged efforts to get police officers to seek help for psychological problems - Full Story
February 02, 2012

HIV-positive man fighting to be cop gets new hearing

Attorneys said the city has no blanket policy against hiring officers with HIV and that several were on the force - Full Story
January 30, 2012

Md. cop dies of Hepatitis C

Officer Bill Talbert, 64, contracted the disease after a blood transfusion, treatment for injuries sustained on duty - Full Story
January 27, 2012

Suicidal corrections officer arraigned in police chase

Matthew S. Strong had threatened to kill himself, so police were trying to catch up to him to make sure he did not hurt himself, but court records show he would not obey orders - Full Story
January 25, 2012

HIV-infected man fights to become Atlanta officer

A former investigator with the city of Los Angeles claims Atlanta police rejected his job application solely because he has HIV - Full Story
January 23, 2012

Fiancee of NYPD cop who shot self speaks out

According to Maria Stuart, 28, NYPD cop Terrence Dean threatened to kill himself the day prior to his suicide - Full Story
December 27, 2011
Campus violence: How should schools, police treat troubled students?

Campus violence: How should schools, police treat troubled students?

The Va. Tech rampage supposedly prompted campuses nationwide to rethink their previous emphasis on confidentiality in treating troubled students - Full Story
November 21, 2011

Pa. officer charged with assaulting cop husband

A Pittsburgh police officer has been charged with simple assault - Full Story
November 18, 2011

Navy's YouTube video warns against 'spice' drug

'Spice' is comprised of organic leaves coated with synthetic chemicals - Full Story
November 07, 2011
Calif. cop dies after surgery for on-duty injury

Calif. cop dies after surgery for on-duty injury

Police Officer Daniel Clark had been with the San Bernardino Police Department for 20 years - Full Story

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