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NCJ Number: NCJ 230747     Find in a Library
Title: Lessons From a Voluntary Fitness Program
Journal: Law and Order  Volume:58  Issue:4  Dated:April 2010  Pages:58 to 61
Author(s): Gary Hoelzer
Date Published: 04/2010
Page Count: 4
Publisher: http://www.hendonpub.com 
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article outlines the key components in implementing a police fitness program and lessons learned from the Town and Country, MO Police Department’s voluntary fitness program implementation.
Abstract: It is essential that police officers across the country maintain a high level of fitness and readiness. In recognition of this need, the Town and Country Police Department located in Missouri began a fitness program in 1992. Key components essential when considering the implementation of a police fitness program and outlined in this article through the eyes of the Town and Country Police Department include: mandatory versus voluntary participation, program orientation (fitness versus job task), instructor selection, workout facilities, on-duty time, health screens, and the use of incentives. Years of shift work, rotating schedules, and spending 8 to 12 hours in a patrol car can take a toll on an officer’s body. These are reminders that a police officer must maintain top physical condition to safely protect the public it serves.
Main Term(s): Physical fitness
Index Term(s): Occupational safety and health ; Program implementation ; Program design ; Police physical fitness training
   
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