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Week 305
Volume 2
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Former police chief Paul Goward at his home in Winter Haven, Fla. Goward was forced to resign his position after there were complaints in the department about a memo he sent that alluded to the idea that some officers should be in better shape. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

P-1 Mailbag: Was a Chief out of line for telling his officers to get fit?

What do PoliceOne Members think?

Recently, Paul Goward, the now former Chief of Winter Haven (FL) PD, felt compelled to voice his feelings about the importance of his officers being physically fit.

"Generally speaking, I believe that given the obligation police officers have to be ready to perform under strenuous, physically demanding circumstances, we have a higher degree of unfit officers ... Full Story

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The Law of Exercise Specificity: Is your workout really going to help you in the field?

Visit the P-1 Health - Physical and Mental Fitness section

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