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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December 07, 2015

Ohio officer shot, suspect killed during domestic call

The officer did not have a ballistic vest on - Full Story
November 25, 2015
Neumitra presents smartwatch to measure and mitigate responder stress

Neumitra presents smartwatch to measure and mitigate responder stress

The technology measures stress levels in real time and helps prevent further stress - Full Story
November 23, 2015

'Animal Precinct' officer dies from 9/11-related cancer

Special Investigator Diane DiGiacomo was best known for her role on the television show 'Animal Precinct' - Full Story
November 20, 2015
Calif. officer's slaying evokes fear among LEOs

Calif. officer's slaying evokes fear among LEOs

For officers, the idea of being targeted because of their profession has long been a fear that comes with the job - Full Story
November 19, 2015

Photo: Texas Chick-fil-A employees wear 'Back the Blue' shirts

The support comes amidst several officers being denied service at other restaurants - Full Story
November 18, 2015

Audit: No reliable way to track LA cops on injury leave

In 2014, the city paid $141M in salary, medical bills and other expenses for police and firefighters out on injury leaves - Full Story
November 12, 2015

Colo. department's physical fitness testing suspended for all officers

The decision was the outcome of a discrimination lawsuit filed by 12 female officers - Full Story
November 09, 2015
Suicide common among officers, but Ill. cop scandal not ordinary case

Suicide common among officers, but Ill. cop scandal not ordinary case

Police officers may be more at risk of turning to suicide when faced with a scandal than the average person - Full Story
November 09, 2015

NY officer who helped at ground zero dies 14 years later

Lt. Marci Simms was one of the thousands of first responders who worked at ground zero - Full Story
November 07, 2015

Texas agency reviews rules for psych evaluations of potential officers

The review comes after it was found a psychologist had not been meeting standards - Full Story



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