George Mason Police Officer Takes Top Cop Honors

Posted: December 9, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Master Police Officer Stuart P. Strange achieved an exemplary rating in the Top Cop Fitness Challenge, a voluntary, statewide program that challenges police officers to develop healthy lifestyles and excel in physical fitness. Strange is the second-place overall winner of the competition and placed first in the men’s 20 to 29 age group. He receives a $200 prize and a plaque in recognition of his accomplishment, to be awarded during a ceremony hosted by the General Assembly in February.

The October competition, which attracted more than 125 male and female officers, was held at George Mason, Virginia Tech, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, and the University of Richmond. In addition to George Mason police officers, local participants included officers from Virginia State Police and Fairfax County, Arlington County, Prince William County, and Alexandria police departments.

The university’s own David Bever, an associate professor in the Department of Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources, developed the Top Cop program, in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, to address the health and fitness needs of law enforcement agencies.

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