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.
In this week's update, Dave Smith talks about several LODDs that were caused by heart attacks in the past weeks, the hostage crisis in which 4 firefighters were held captive, and a stabbing rampage at a Texas community college that left 14 students wounded.
As a young officer, I didn’t take stress very seriously — in hindsight, I had no reference point to actually take it seriously — but within one year of my basic academy stress management class, I had to manage some pretty serious stress. - Full Story