Law Enforcement News
My PT instructor at the academy once told us a story about a trainee who was having a moral issue with the idea of shooting another individual, even if that person posed a threat to him. His rationale was that he didn’t “believe his life was worth more than someone else’s.” No joke. Why anyone who thinks this way would apply for a career in law enforcement is beyond me.
One of the most difficult aspects of a career in law enforcement is trying to remain in peak physical condition while also enduring long, exhausting work hours. Shift work itself is often difficult to adjust to. You never know when you might have to work an overnight shift, stay late because your relief isn’t there, or work a double because you caught a significant case at the end of your shift. Combine this with lack of sleep, poor diet, and trying to balance your family or personal life, and it’s easy to see why some officers start getting out of shape over the years.