Law Enforcement Voluntary Fitness / Wellness Task Group
WHEREAS, the performance of essential tasks by a police officer can be physically demanding; and
WHEREAS, participation in physical training is an important part of the recruit training, but insufficient to sustain a strength and endurance conditioning throughout an officer’s career; and
WHEREAS, numerous studies have concluded that a personal regimen of physical training contributes significantly to mental and physical health; and
WHEREAS, physical training incorporated into each officer’s personal lifestyle is important to the continued capacity of job performance as well as longevity; and
WHEREAS, the Law Enforcement Voluntary Fitness / Wellness Task Group has developed a program, which corresponds with and facilitates the completion of activities that are generally performed by police officers; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED that the Education and Training Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police does commend the Law Enforcement Voluntary Fitness / Wellness Task Group for the development of this program, and encourages the adoption of career-long fitness wellness standards by law enforcement agencies.