Police and Physical Fitness: Convincing the Caretakers to Take Care

Almost any police officer, if asked, will emphasize how special those are who wear the badge and point out that not just anyone can be a cop. An important part of this distinction is the idea of indestructibility held by many in the field. This perception is furthered by the “warrior mind-set” in which those who subscribe to this ideal believe that warriors cannot show weakness. Subscribing to the warrior mentality also makes it easier for officers to disregard their basic human qualities—including physical limitations.