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A brief review of body composition in police workforce

Police Sports Education Center, Abu Dhabi Police, UAE
Faculty of Sport and Physical Activity, Belgrade, Serbia
Police Sports Education Center, Abu Dhabi Police, UAE
Police College, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Police College, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Abstract

It is evident that success in performing certain police duties undoubtedly depends on the level of certain physical abilities, while good health status is necessary for each employee in police workforce. Tasks performed by police officers can involve chasing fleeing suspects on foot, grappling, wrestling and handling uncooperative belligerents, and carrying injured or unconscious people. Next to the “foot soldiers”, logistics and administration jobs are less physically but mentally very demanding and stressful. In both cases, body composition has twofold importance in physical fitness: performance-related and health-related. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to gather the studies that dealt with body composition in police workforce using various approaches with the aim to make a clearer insight into what has been done so far, and what might be done in the future.

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How to Cite

Kukic, F., Dopsaj, M., Cvorovic, A., Stojkovic, M., & Jeknic, V. (2018). A brief review of body composition in police workforce. International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports, 7(2), 10-19. https://doi.org/10.26524/ijpefs1822