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File #: 39646    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Madison Police Department to become a Crossfit physical fitness affiliate
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/7/2015 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 9/1/2015 Final action: 9/15/2015
Enactment date: 9/21/2015 Enactment #: RES-15-00731
Title: Authorizing the Madison Police Department to become a CrossFit affiliate in an effort to improve physical fitness of our current employees and those in our pre-service academy
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.

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Authorizing the Madison Police Department to become a CrossFit affiliate in an effort to improve physical fitness of our current employees and those in our pre-service academy

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The State of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (LESB) has recently implemented minimum fitness requirements for newly hired police officers, as well as a higher standard for those who successfully complete the pre-service academy. In addition LESB has also required a minimum of 26 hours of physical fitness take place during the pre-service academy.

The Madison Police Department also recognizes the need to have commissioned employees who are physically fit and able to sustain the rigors of daily work in the field. The Department also recognizes that fit employees are less likely to face injury when participating in rigorous activity that often occurs as part of police work.

Currently there is no organized or required fitness program for the pre-service academy or other commissioned officers once they have completed the pre-service academy.

WHEREAS, the Department has researched various fitness programs and has determined that CrossFit would be a viable and suitable option for their employees; and

WHEREAS, CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program consisting mainly of a mix of aerobic exercise, calisthenics (body weight exercises), and weight lifting, and is a core conditioning program which incorporates strength training, aerobics, and core exercises with a goal to train individuals to perform successfully at multiple, diverse, and randomized physical challenges; and

WHEREAS, the Department has allowed a training officer to become CrossFit certified for the purpose of instructing police employees in physical fitness classes; and

WHEREAS, becoming a CrossFit affiliate, the Department will reach out to other affiliates when questions arise on technique or when soliciting input on progra...

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