Congratulations to the graduates of the April 11, 2015, CrossFit Law Enforcement Seminar, hosted by St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. This was the first LEO Seminar to hit the East Coast, and the event sold-out in just a matter of days. In attendance were Officers and Deputies from a wide range of Departments in Florida, including Sebastian Police Department, Hollywood Police Department and numerous members of the highly respected St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team. The St. Lucie CrossFit Affiliate gym is an indoor-outdoor training facility, complete with a firing range and obstacle course. Special thank you to Lt. Brian Hester of SLSO for his outstanding leadership in implementing CrossFit into the Sheriff’s Office and SWAT Team, and for being such an inspiration to the Law Enforcement Community in Florida.
Congratulations to the graduates of the CrossFit Law Enforcement Seminar hosted by the California Highway Patrol East Los Angeles station and CrossFit 535. This was the first private LEO Seminar that was exclusive to the CHP. All of the Officers in attendance were CHP Officers assigned to a variety of stations across the State of California. The long-term goal of the CHP is to integrate CrossFit into their Academy and all their sub-stations. The Officers pictured above were selected by their Command Staff at CHP to be ambassadors to their fellow Officers in the CrossFit program for Law Enforcement. Congratulations everyone, thank you for your service, and good luck in spreading the word!
Congratulations to the graduates of the CrossFit Law Enforcement Seminar held at Oregon City Police Department (also known as CrossFit 1850) on March 27, 2015. Over 6 different Law Enforcement Departments were represented at the Seminar. Oregon City Police Department has done an amazing job of integrating CrossFit into their Department culture. If you are a Law Enforcement Officer interested in developing a CrossFit program at your Department, we highly recommend watching the following CrossFit Journal videos:
Congratulations to LAPD Recruit Class 8-14 on their successful Academy Graduation. Class 8-14 utilized CrossFit methodology and workouts during their Academy with astounding results. Most importantly, the class graduated without a single injury – one of the first Academy classes to achieve such a feat. The class received education and inspiration to continue their CrossFit training for the duration of their Law Enforcement career. If you are interested in bringing CrossFit to your Police Academy, please e-mail Greg Amundson at Amundson@CrossFit.com. Several Academies across the County have already successfully implemented the CrossFit program. CrossFit, Inc., has established numerous points of contact for Academy Instructors and Administrators who can guide the integration of CrossFit into any type of Academy setting.
LAPD Recruit Class 8-14 on their final CrossFit workout
In November 2013, the Oregon City Police Department lost an officer in the line of duty. That hadn’t happened in more than 100 years. As the new police chief in the small Oregon community, Jim Band recognized the need to help the department cope with the loss of Reserve Officer Robert Libke, who was fatally shot after responding to reports of an armed man near a house on fire.
In a rare quiet moment during a stressful day, Band sat down at his desk and could feel weights dropping in the gym, so he wandered over to observe. What he saw was therapy in action.
“I see all these faces who had just been carrying the weight of the world for the last couple days. … They had just finished some WOD, and I could just see their faces … they were so much better,” Band says.
The chief tells Greg Amundson, CrossFit’s Law Enforcement Liaison, all the money, time and effort put into CrossFit 1850 was worth it after seeing its effects on members who were dealing with the devastating loss of a colleague.
The affiliate has been active since 2011, and it was created because “the ability for our employees to combat the overwhelming stresses of police work through exercise is paramount,” according to a 2012 press release.
Watch the full story on the CrossFit Journal.
Congratulations to the Officers and Deputies who attended the CrossFit Law Enforcement Seminar on October 25, 2014, at the Contra Costa County Regional Law Enforcement Training Center. The LETC arranged for all the Officers in attendance to receive Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Level I credit. As the Law Enforcement Seminar continues to receive recognition at POST, our hope is State-wide approval for CrossFit’s use in Law Enforcement Departments and Academies.
On September 27, 2014, Officers representing five Southern California Police Departments and two Officers from Arizona, gathered at the California Highway Patrol station in Ventura for the CrossFit Law Enforcement Seminar. CHP Ventura is also a CrossFit Law Enforcement Affiliate with an incredibly inspiring gym and culture of fitness. A former patrol-car squad bay was cleared out to make room for stall mats, a custom Pull-up rig painted in green, tan and gold (CHP Colors) and custom CHP Badge Wallball Targets. The energy was high all day as the Officers in the photograph above completed two grueling workouts. The next CrossFit Law Enforcement Seminar is scheduled for October 25, 2014, at the Contra Costa County Regional Law Enforcement Training Center.
The next Northern California based CrossFit Law Enforcement Seminar is scheduled for Friday, October 24, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Pacific Time). The Seminar will be hosted by the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office and Contra Costa County Regional Law Enforcement Training Center. The goal of the CrossFit Law Enforcement Seminar is to educate the Officer on the application of CrossFit for the Law Enforcement profession. Attendees will learn how Law Enforcement Agencies have successfully implemented a CrossFit program into their Academies and In-Service training days. The Seminar includes information on how to create a successful non-profit CrossFit Law Enforcement Affiliate. Attendees receive data, operational plans and talking points for accurate representation of CrossFit to their Administrators and peers. Lectures include programming, Law Enforcement training context, case studies and nutrition, as well as physical instruction on foundational CrossFit movements and their direct application to the demands of the Law Enforcement Profession. The day includes two team building workouts and an opportunity for Officers to network and forge winning partnerships between Agencies.
Please REGISTER for this seminar early as space will be limited.
On June 27, 2014, twenty Officers representing ten different Law Enforcement Agencies gathered in San Diego for the CrossFit Law Enforcement Seminar. The venue was located at the 2014 Police and Fire Games in San Diego at the Town and Country Inn. The attendees had a special opportunity to hear from Chappie Hunter, a San Diego Police Officer who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident. Chappie has nearly returned to full duty and is an absolute inspiration to Law Enforcement Officers around the Country. Thank you to all of the Officers who attended.