Unfit police will face pay cut under plans to rid service of fat officers
All police officers should be made to take an annual fitness test, with a pay cut for those who repeatedly fail, a review has said.
In the Metropolitan Police, more than half (52 per cent) of its male officers are overweight, a fifth (22 per cent) are obese, and one in 100 are "morbidly obese" the report showed.
For women officers in the Met, a third (32 per cent) are overweight, 16 per cent are obese and 2 per cent are morbidly obese.
Tom Winsor, who has carried out the widest-ranging review of police pay and conditions in more than 30 years, said those who fail the test three times should be subject to disciplinary procedures and a pay cut.
March 16, 2012