Sprint Performance


Important New Links to Force Science Findings

• A new study by the Force Science Institute documents that officers may be “significantly” impeded in trying to move quickly away from threats because of the weight of their duty-belt gear and protective equipment. Subjecting a pool of law enforcement students to a series of “maximal-effort” sprint tests, researchers led by FSI’s executive director...
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New Sprint Study: Are You Prepared For This Offender Speed?

New time-and-motion research by the Force Science Institute has important implications for officers in defending themselves against close-quarters attacks, according to FSI’s executive director Dr. Bill Lewinski. And a companion study, now nearing the reporting stage, will shortly reveal for the first time the extent to which duty gear and protective equipment on an officer’s...
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