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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August 26, 2015
6 considerations for cops stuck in a hostile workplace Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - More Than A Cop

6 considerations for cops stuck in a hostile workplace

We need to go deeper into this issue — to not just address the existence of bullying — but to offer real suggestions to combat it at the source - Full Story
August 05, 2015
How to help a fellow officer struggling with alcohol abuse Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

How to help a fellow officer struggling with alcohol abuse

There are those among us who have admitted to themselves that they can’t have a drink — it is our responsibility as brothers and sisters to help them, not make it harder for them - Full Story
August 03, 2015
9 reasons police officers should work out with Kettlebells George Vrotsos - Premeditated Fitness

9 reasons police officers should work out with Kettlebells

Kettlebell training is popular among the physically elite because it builds muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, anaerobic power, and grip strength - Full Story
July 29, 2015
RISE Honorees: 'Hunting for Heroes' and the plight of the disabled police officer Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

RISE Honorees: 'Hunting for Heroes' and the plight of the disabled police officer

Led and run by a team of active duty LEOs, Hunting for Heroes takes five to ten officers, alongside their families, to a retreat for healing - Full Story
July 22, 2015
Why cops should add strategic mental imagery to their repertoire Jeff McGill - Mindset and Mental Health

Why cops should add strategic mental imagery to their repertoire

Tactical mental imagery gets us through the day, but strategic mental imagery gets us through the night - Full Story
June 08, 2015
10 ways cops can get the most out of exercise George Vrotsos - Premeditated Fitness

10 ways cops can get the most out of exercise

Make your physical training mandatory, be as active as possible when you are outside of the gym, and make your gym time as efficient as possible and you’ll always have time for fitness - Full Story
May 29, 2015
11 keys to a successful marriage from a police officer's perspective Olivia Johnson - Peer Support

11 keys to a successful marriage from a police officer's perspective

The foundation of any relationship — at least one that is healthy — should include open and honest communication, trust, and respect - Full Story
May 22, 2015
How critical incident stress debriefing teams help cops in crisis Jeff McGill - Mindset and Mental Health

How critical incident stress debriefing teams help cops in crisis

Critical incident debriefings conducted by peer supporters is the best practice in place now for addressing the immediate reactions to traumatic stress for law enforcement officers - Full Story
May 18, 2015
5 statements cops should never make on duty Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

5 statements cops should never make on duty

Your destiny should be to be a great police officer; think and speak like a true professional and you will be one - Full Story
April 29, 2015
5 keys to keeping complacency from killing a police marriage Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - More Than A Cop

5 keys to keeping complacency from killing a police marriage

Knowing that the number one killer of cops is complacency, let’s apply the core value of law enforcement — keeping survival skills at the forefront — to a law enforcement marriage - Full Story



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Health - Physical and Mental Fitness Columnists

More Than A Cop More Than A Cop
with Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski
Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
with Force Science Institute