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Training Specialized Law Enforcement Units - A Proven Approach

July 14, 2014

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In this video from the NSCA's 2014 TSAC Conference, Jason Dudley, CSCS, discusses the importance of recognizing the skills that are unique to specialized law enforcement units. Coach Dudley talks about using knowledge and a proven approach to train these tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Organization and Administration Professional Development specialized tsac Tactical Athlete Tactical Programming

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.

TSAC Facilitators Testing and Evaluation fitness assessment TSAC law enforcement fitness testing

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.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Legal Issues law enforcement physical training Validated physical abilities TSAC-F

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.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design managing fatigue Managing stress

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.

TSAC Facilitators Testing and Evaluation Fitness Assessment Illinois Agility Test Dummy Drag Grip Strength

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.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Testing and Evaluation Physical Training Aerobic Capacity Aerobic Training Conditioning Tactical Recruits

Programming for Law Enforcement: Principles First

May 22, 2020

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From the 2019 Tactical Annual Training, Matt Thompson, explains the principles that have helped guide his program design process and how coaches can utilize similar principles to help filter systems and methods to create a more effective training program.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Professional Development Program Design Athlete Centered TSAC-F Job Tasks Energy Systems

Practical Assessments of Power for Law Enforcement Populations

September 17, 2018

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This article consists of five assessments that could be utilized by the tactical facilitator to measure upper- , lower- , and total-body power in law enforcement officers (LEOs). Although the focus of this article is LEOs, the assessments could also be used for other tactical populations.

TSAC Facilitators Testing and Evaluation Assessment law enforcement officers

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.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design TSAC Report rehabiliitation law enforcement tsac performance team

The Technology Piece – Industry, Academia, and Subject Matter Experts All Working Together for the Best Outcome for the End User

September 24, 2018

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There is growing momentum in the modernization of law enforcement (and other tactical populations) to integrate industry and academic institutions into modernization plans. Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitators® (TSAC-F®) can contribute to this collaboration.

TSAC Facilitators Professional Development TSAC TSAC-F Law Enforcement Agency

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