Graduate Theses

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Project Report

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



Supervisory Committee Chair

Clarence D. Kron, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Patricio Jaramillo, Ph.D.


Due to the nature of law enforcement work, a large majority of an officer's time on the job is spent doing sedentary tasks. As a consequence, personnel develop a sedentary lifestyle which minimizes physical readiness and maximizes health risks. This paper examines the relationship existing between the over-all fitness level of a law enforcement agency and costs associated with absenteeism, major illnesses and civil liability, and suggests the need for a fitness program to be implemented at the Midland Police Department.


GV461.A27 1990.



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