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I am white, female and no longer young. I am frankly terrified about being stopped by a local police officer. If I reach for my wallet will he pull a gun on me? I can't get on my knees anymore due to arthritis. What will happen if I am asked to get down on the ground and I can't? Do you really want your local citizens to feel this way?
I thought this article was interesting: http://www.policeone.com/health-fitness/articles/1793270-Heart-rate-variability-and-police-performance-The-next-evolution-in-training/
This seems to me to be "hard" training. You would want your officers to be able to respond appropriately regardless of heart rate change.
Also, I have a psychologist friend who says, "If you (the police officer) are that afraid, maybe you should get into another line of work."
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