Based on Overweight Officer
Returned to Work and this week’s assigned readings,
discuss the importance of physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle as a law
enforcement officer. In your discussion, address the following:
Why is physical fitness important in a police officer’s
development and subsequent career?
What restrictions in training objectives would an
overweight police officer encounter in weaponless self-defense and martial
arts training within a police academy?
What regulations are imposed on police agencies with
regard to physical fitness requirements after completion of initial
What civil liability, if any, does the agency
face if an officer does not maintain a level of physical fitness required of a
situation where significant injury or death occurs to a civilian or fellow officer
as a direct result of the officer’s level of fitness?