Purpose: Law enforcement applicant assessments and initial academy training are extremely diverse and vary greatly across the United States of America (USA), with 820+ academies operating across 50 different states with an additional 35+ federal agency law enforcement initial training academies. Population increases in obesity and the impact of COVID-19 make it imperative to create benchmarks for applicant physical performance. The aim of this study was to create a “point-in-time” descriptive profile of the physical performance of law enforcement (LE) applicants and determine any general differences between males, females, and chronological age using two applicant test batteries (ATBs).
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|Publication status||Published - 26 Feb 2023|
|Event||4th International Physical Employment Standards Conference - Bond University, Robina, Australia|
Duration: 23 Feb 2023 → 26 Feb 2023
|Conference||4th International Physical Employment Standards Conference|
|Period||23/02/23 → 26/02/23|
|Other||Hosted by the Bond University Tactical Research Unit the conference will address the three T's essential to supporting physical performance in physically demanding occupations; Theory, Testing and Training. Specific topics will include physical employment standards, identifying and mitigating injury risk factors, physical conditioning and assessing occupational readiness.|
The conference content will be a blend of research and applied practice in a range of physically demanding occupations including military, law enforcement, fire and rescue and first responders.