Obese police officers in the U.K. face pay cuts.

Image: Alamy British police officers must prove their fitness in…

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British police officers must prove their fitness in annual tests or have their pay docked after a survey found that 53 percent were overweight and one in 100 was morbidly obese, a review concluded on Thursday.

The government-commissioned report into police pay and conditions suggested that officers who failed a fitness test three times should be disciplined and could lose 8 percent of their salary, as much as 3,000 pounds ($4,700) for some.

It follows a survey of more than 11,500 staff on London’s police force which found that 44 percent were overweight, 19 percent obese and 1 percent morbidly obese, the report said.

Source: Reuters

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  • Sean

    i’m a teenager in the UK and i want to join the police when i finish college and i think this is terrible. it is hard enough to get a job in the police as it is even though the results of this report seem to show that perhaps some new personnel could be needed.