Underlying Physical Fitness Factors for Performing Police Officer Physical Tasks

Few if any law enforcement personnel disagree with the notion that physical fitness is necessary for the safe and effective performance of certain critical and essential job functions. The more difficult question is, how fit do officers need to be? There is even more confusion as to how traditional measures of physical fitness, such as push-ups and sit-ups, can be underlying and predictive factors for the performance of those essential law enforcement job tasks.