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Physical Fitness Tests and Performance Standards, Part 3

By Randy Means

Doing something much better than doing nothing when it comes to physical fitness standards. With the benefit of expert legal and scientific guidance, it is easily possible to create and implement legally defensible and otherwise successful programs and standards.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jun 2011)
 

Physical Fitness Tests and Performance Standards, Part 2

By Randy Means

This is the second part of a three-part article on police physical fitness standards.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order May 2011)
 

Physical Fitness Standards

By Randy Means

There is general consensus that officers should maintain some level of physical fitness to meet the occasionally critical demands of their job. We should test for these areas to ensure applicants, recruits and incumbents have the ability to perform the essential physical tasks of the job.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Apr 2011)
 

Comprehensive Wellness Programs: Maintaining Physical and Mental Fitness

By Jody Kasper

Once the excitement of foot chases and vehicle pursuits wears off, police officers are left to face the grim reality of what their career really entails. This opens the door to things that can negatively affect an officer’s health, such as alcohol abuse. Staying healthy and knowing there are programs to help will ensure a safer and happier career for officers.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Nov 2010)
 

Practical Applied Stress Training for SWAT

By Will Brink

True applied stress training for SWAT should mirror what the real-world event may demand. This may involve shooting proficiency and anaerobic and aerobic energy systems, which will greatly impact the operator's ability to perform under such pressure.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2009)
 

Interval Training: Burn More Calories in Less Time

By Kathleen Vonk

Interval training is a type of workout in which training intensities vary between high (usually anaerobic) and low (aerobic).

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2009)
 

The Fat Farm

By Scott Oldham

There must be a threshold limit as to exactly how out of shape an officer can become.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Nov 2009)
 

Performance Training

By John OConnor

Performance training is training resulting in an increase in ability or capacity.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2008)
 

SWAT Round-Up 2006

By Jim Weiss

This year, the SWAT Round-Up drew an impressive number of foreign teams in addition to those from all over the U.S. Find out the results from competition.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Jan/Feb 2007)
 

Gender and Excessive Force Complaints

By Keith Foster

Evidence supports that women in the law enforcement field are well-suited in many instances to deal with potentially violent situations in ways their male counterparts are not.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Aug 2006)
 
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