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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Ala. officer dies of heart attack

Ala. officer dies of heart attack

48-year-old Lieutenant Richard Woods was aiding a crash victim at the scene of an accident when he fell ill - Full Story

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ATF agent dies of 9/11-related illness

ATF agent dies of 9/11-related illness

47-year-old William Sheldon Jr. died March 2 from cancer he developed from exposure to debris at Ground Zero - Full Story

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Ky. officer suffers fatal heart attack

55-year-old Lieutenant Scott Travis of the Bullitt County Detention Center complained of chest pain shortly after clearing snow - Full Story

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10 pieces of advice from police spouses for a successful marriage

10 pieces of advice from police spouses for a successful marriage

Sometimes the key to a happy and successful marriage becomes known those who have been divorced and/or married more than once and learned from the situation. - Full Story

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10 pieces of advice from police spouses for a successful marriage Olivia Johnson - Peer Support

10 pieces of advice from police spouses for a successful marriage

Sometimes the key to a happy and successful marriage becomes known those who have been divorced and/or married more than once and learned from the situation - Full Story

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Why joint, back and shoulder pain are common in cops (and how to fix it)

Why joint, back and shoulder pain are common in cops (and how to fix it)

There will never be a day when officers leave their duty belts and ballistic vests in the squad, so start taking preventative measures now — and take them often. - Full Story

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Why joint, back and shoulder pain are common in cops (and how to fix it) Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

Why joint, back and shoulder pain are common in cops (and how to fix it)

There will never be a day when officers leave their duty belts and ballistic vests in the squad, so start taking preventative measures now — and take them often - Full Story

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Fla. man who claims he has HIV bites deputy during arrest

Fla. man who claims he has HIV bites deputy during arrest

Risk of transmitting the disease depends on whether the HIV carrier has a "high viral load" and the severity of the bite - Full Story

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How to train for and heal from psychological 'holes'

How to train for and heal from psychological 'holes'

You have either been to a call or you are heading to the call in the future that will leave a hole in you, but you have an enormous amount of control in how you are changed by how you prepare. - Full Story

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How to train for and heal from psychological 'holes' Jeff McGill - Mindset and Mental Health

How to train for and heal from psychological 'holes'

You have either been to a call or you are heading to the call in the future that will leave a hole in you, but you have an enormous amount of control in how you are changed by how you prepare - Full Story



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