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NCJ Number: 114372 Find in a Library
Title: Police and Fire Fitness Testing
Journal: MIS Report  Volume:20  Issue:8  Dated:(August 1988)  Pages:1-16
Author(s): S L Rizenman
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 16
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This overview of physical fitness programs for police officers and firefighters examines needs assessment, program coordination, testing procedures, individualized training, and issues likely to generate controversy.
Abstract: After reviewing benefits of a physical fitness program, the report examines how to determine if such a regime is needed. It then discusses tests that should be included in medical assessments of participants, criteria for establishing safe and effective exercise guidelines, and administration. Also covered are employee agreements, fitness reports and evaluations. Case studies present the experience of three cities in designing fitness testing programs and working with employees to make them successful: Monrovia, Calif.; Glendale, Ariz., and Waterville, Maine. Issues considered include incentives, test selection, the testing process, program benefits, costs, and negative union reactions. Sample employee agreements, scoring sheets, and operating policies are appended. Tables, charts, and photographs.
Main Term(s): Police physical fitness training
Index Term(s): Personnel; Police physical fitness testing
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