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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April 11, 2011
The Ethical Warrior: Developing a cop's combat mindset Jack E. Hoban & Bruce J. Gourlie - The Ethical Warrior

The Ethical Warrior: Developing a cop's combat mindset

One popular phrase says: “Be polite and professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.”... - Full Story
March 31, 2011
Balancing a police career and happy home life Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Balancing a police career and happy home life

It may say 'Officer' or 'Deputy' on your business card, but you have many other titles in your life that demand your dedication and devotion - Full Story
March 30, 2011
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman on 'living with the sacrifice' Barbara A. Schwartz - Living with the Sacrifice

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman on 'living with the sacrifice'

To injured and disabled officers, Grossman says, 'the greater the burden, the greater the honor of being triumphant when you come out the other end' - Full Story
February 23, 2011
Ethical decision making in law enforcement Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

Ethical decision making in law enforcement

The bottom line here is simply this: If you wear a badge, don’t do anything illegal - Full Story
January 26, 2011
The 'no excuses,' commercial break workout Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

The 'no excuses,' commercial break workout

When time and professional guidance are limited, performing simple drills and exercises while you’re watching TV can give you a good physical fitness return on minimal effort - Full Story
January 19, 2011
Unfriendly fire: Dealing with the aftermath of a blue-on-blue death Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Unfriendly fire: Dealing with the aftermath of a blue-on-blue death

You shot another cop — how the hell are you supposed to feel and what the hell can you do to survive and recover from this life-changing episode? - Full Story
December 16, 2010
Anger sets the stage for seeing threats where none exist Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Anger sets the stage for seeing threats where none exist

If you are angry when you confront a suspect, are you more likely to mistake a cell phone or other nonthreatening... - Full Story
December 10, 2010
10 things you can do to help an injured officer Barbara A. Schwartz - Living with the Sacrifice

10 things you can do to help an injured officer

Law enforcement officers know all too well that the holidays make an already stressful situation even more stressful. Here are 10 things you can do to help... - Full Story
December 07, 2010
P1 Humor Corner: Officer Murphy's Laws Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

P1 Humor Corner: Officer Murphy's Laws

Anything that can go wrong, typically will, and usually at the worst possible moment. For example...... - Full Story



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