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NCJ Number: 153065 Find in a Library
Title: Managerial Perspectives in the Development of a Physical Fitness Program (From Human Resources in Criminal Justice, P 60- 72, 1994, Diane L. Zahm, Cindy Stiff, et al, ed. - See NCJ- 153059)
Author(s): W C Brown
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 13
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Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper argues that mandatory physical fitness training is essential in police work, because it helps police officers stay alive on the streets, reduces absenteeism, and reduces turnover rates.
Abstract: The leading cause of death of police officers is heart disease, which results from job stress, improper diet that includes fast foods, and not enough physical exercise. Despite widespread knowledge of this problem, few police agencies have initiated mandatory physical training requirements. In addition, research has revealed that many police officers are in such poor physical condition that they are at high risk of serious health problems. To address these problems, the sheriff's department of Jacksonville, Fla. has established a physical fitness program that uses reinforcement and motivational techniques to keep police officers active.
Main Term(s): Police physical fitness training
Index Term(s): Physiological requirements; Police safety
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