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A Health and Fitness Testing Battery for Correctional, Custody, and Law Enforcement Populations

July 23, 2021

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The following article provides a list of tests that could comprise a fitness assessment to measure overall fitness and health prior to, during, and after an academy training program.

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Validated Physical Abilities of the California Law Enforcement Patrol Position of a Large Southern California Agency

April 1, 2017

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To operate at the highest level possible, tactical athletes should train for the validated physical abilities applicable to their respective positions as identified by applicable subject matter experts.

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Balancing High Operational Load While Sustaining Conditioning for Law Enforcement Officers

April 1, 2016

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Specialist law enforcement resources are under constant strain to maintain operational and organizational outcomes. The high operational tempo disturbs many functions including skill enhancement, personal development, work/life balance, and time for physical conditioning.

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An Example Fitness Assessment Battery for Community Service Officers

February 14, 2020

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This article details an example assessment battery that could be used to measure the relative health and fitness of community service officers (CSO) within the context of similar populations.

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Implementing Fitness Testing for Law Enforcement—An Opinion Piece—Part 2

April 1, 2015

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By implementing a fitness assessment, a law enforcement agency can assess its officers and gather important data. As long as there are support mechanisms in place to assist the “at risk” officers—such as access to physical training instructors, occupational health professionals, or dietitians—the organization can ensure that its officers move towards becoming a healthier and more resilient workforce.

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The 75-Yard Pursuit Run Performed by Law Enforcement Recruits – Percentile Rankings and Implications for Training

August 8, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to present normative data that has been previously collected for the 75PR, use the data to create informed training practices, and support the need for further research of this particular topic in law enforcement.

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A Sample Ability-Based Conditioning Session for Law Enforcement and Correctional Recruits

June 10, 2019

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Law enforcement and correctional officers have the potential to be in a physically demanding situation at any time. This article is an overview of a conditioning program that can be used in physical training for recruits in the academy.

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Rehabilitation for Law Enforcement Officers

June 1, 2017

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In this article, three considerations are discussed to aid in addressing successful rehabilitation and return to work: 1) targeting the injury site using a combination of physiotherapy, physical therapy, and tactical strength and conditioning; 2) workplace engagement; and 3) using available tools that may assist in determining appropriate approaches.

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Seasonal Considerations for Outdoor Fitness Testing of Law Enforcement Recruits

February 5, 2021

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This article discusses the variability in physical testing outcomes for law enforcement recruits based on the ambient temperatures and relative humidity present on test day.

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Occupationally Fit for Duty—What are the Physical Tasks of California Patrol Law Enforcement Officers?

September 1, 2016

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A common theme in tactical fitness is to train for the demands of the position. This begs the questions: what are the actual occupational physical fitness requirements of the position of a California patrol law enforcement officer and how might these inform programming for this population?

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