Occupational Physical Fitness Tests for Police Officers—A Narrative Review

by Eduardo Frio Marins, MSc,  Pedro Henrique Silva, Fabricio B. Del Vecchio, PhD, Airton Rombaldi
TSAC Report January 2019
Vol 5, Issue 50

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Occupational police tests described in the literature can serve as indicators of the occupational performance of their employees. In addition, practitioners in charge of police training should develop and employ obstacle courses composed of critical work tasks, as they may be strongly related to tests of aerobic endurance, strength, muscular endurance, and agility.

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