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Based on your readings and research, explain why officer wellness programs and initiatives foster physical and mentally resilience of criminal justice organizations. Law enforcement is one of the most demanding jobs out there, I believe they equal any military job. I say that because law enforcement doesn’t just sit behind a desk taking phone calls, they have a multitude of different areas that they are expected to work. This amount of work, depending on what they do, can take quite the toll on them both physically and mentally. Law enforcement has to be resilient to these damaging areas so they can have an open, collaborative relationship with their communities (Marx, 2016). To maintain themselves they have to maintain these two realms of resiliency. Physical wellness goes farther than just being stronger. In my time in the Air Force, I only recently started to take physical fitness seriously. It took a doctor telling me I had high blood

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