7 stages of a successful foot pursuit

To win these encounters, it is good to look at these real world-obstacle courses as a seven-stage event


Your next foot pursuit may be just around the corner. To win these encounters, it is good to look at these real world-obstacle courses as a seven-stage event, broken down as follows.

1. Preparation

This is one law enforcement endeavor you need to prepare for throughout your career. The extreme physical exertion of pursuing someone you truly want to apprehend can kill you. Physically training in advance of that sudden dash not only helps secure success, it can ensure your survival.

To train for this exertion, you should run, lift and stretch three to five times a week to generally stay in shape. To prepare specifically for foot pursuits, consider adding a regimen of running steps, hills and wind sprints (alternating between a jog and a full-on run).

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