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Elevating Law Enforcement Fitness Standards: EFT Standard Tests May 12, 2024

 

In law enforcement, physical fitness isn’t just a bonus – it’s a necessity. However, the traditional fitness standards, like the Cooper Standard, fail to adequately measure the diverse physical capabilities required for modern policing.

 

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Essential Fitness Tips for Police Officers: Injury Prevention and Recovery Strategies Apr 28, 2024

As a police officer, maintaining peak physical fitness is not just essential for personal health but also for effective service to your community. Policing demands physical resilience, making injury prevention and swift recovery strategies vital.

 

Here are 10 actionable fitness tips for...

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3 Ways For Cops To Improve Sleep Quality When Sleep Quantity Sucks Apr 07, 2024

In the demanding world of law enforcement, prioritizing quality sleep is paramount for officers' physical and mental health, although the job is not always conducive to proper sleep. If and when possible, you should be aiming for 7-8 hours of quality sleep. We know from experience that isn't...

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Top 5 Weight Loss Tips for Cops Mar 17, 2024

Weight loss is the same regardless of your occupation.  It is simple in that weight gain or weight loss is the sum of calories consumed and calories burned.  Calculating calories burned is far more complicated with exercise and non-exercise activity, the thermal effect of your food, and...

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RUN FASTER: How to Improve Your 1.5 Mile Run Time Mar 03, 2024

The 1.5-mile time trial is a common assessment in law enforcement.  This running event tests your aerobic endurance, an attribute linked to not only good health but effectiveness in the field.  Sometimes you’ll have to run to the problem before you can solve it.  

 

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Mental Fitness Quick List for Cops Feb 18, 2024

Mental fitness includes, but is not limited to, the following: 

  •  Resiliency – The capacity to withstand or to recover quickly from difficulties. 
  •  Fortitude – Courage in pain or adversity.
  •  Toughness – The ability to deal with hardship or to cope in...
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Balancing the Grind: Prioritizing Health and Wellness for the Busy Cop Feb 04, 2024

Demanding careers like Law Enforcement where we're working long, stressful shifts with irregular sleep and eating patterns makes achieving optimal health and fitness become an even more intricate puzzle.

 

It's critical to address the unique challenges that come with a demanding...

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The Crucial Role of Sleep in the Lives of Police Officers Jan 28, 2024

Law enforcement officers are the unsung heroes who tirelessly dedicate their lives to keeping our communities safe.

 

The demands of their job, particularly long and stressful shifts, typically with significant overtime, make prioritizing health a challenging feat. Trust us,... we've been...

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4 Tools to Help Cops Digitally Detox Jan 14, 2024

 

Toxin: [noun] a poisonous substance which, when introduced into the body, causes harm. 

 

Several months ago, I was in my baby’s room, and while I can’t remember what exactly I was supposed to be doing, I was not fully present for it because I was completely engrossed...

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Paperwork: How a Patrol Officer Can Take Down a Human Trafficking Ring Nov 12, 2023

 

While civilians are captivated by the high-octane escapades of law enforcement, often made popular by binge-worthy police dramas, those who are actual boots on the ground know the unsung "excitement" that comes with the badge. That's right, the exhilarating world of paperwork. Who needs a...

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