It is essential that police officers across the country maintain a high level of fitness and readiness. In recognition of this need, the Town and Country Police Department located in Missouri began a fitness program in 1992. Key components essential when considering the implementation of a police fitness program and outlined in this article through the eyes of the Town and Country Police Department include: mandatory versus voluntary participation, program orientation (fitness versus job task), instructor selection, workout facilities, on-duty time, health screens, and the use of incentives. Years of shift work, rotating schedules, and spending 8 to 12 hours in a patrol car can take a toll on an officer's body. These are reminders that a police officer must maintain top physical condition to safely protect the public it serves.