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Physiological challenges faced by Police

A study of Australian police officers tracked the physiological demands they face while carrying out their day-to-day duties.

40 officers wore monitoring devices which showed physiological challenges ranging from the equivalent of light exercise through to maximal effort while undertaking typical duties – and some occasions where officers showed signs of overexertion.

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Page last reviewed: 29 September 2022
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Date printed 03 Oct 2022