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747 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by camelboy

Should it be an occupational requirement for police officers to stay in shape?
Can a fat cop efficiently stand up to the criminal element?


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16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 10/15/03 - 11:33:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes! I can't see that fat bastard on the left catching many criminals...
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 10/15/03 - 11:34:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
I definitely think so.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 10/15/03 - 11:41:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
why would anyone say no--unless maybe you're the town chief or something?????---*can't stop giggling at tripitaka's answer*
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 11/16/03 - 12:50:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
Speaking from experience - Fat Cops are generally tougher and stronger (They just dont run as fast)
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 11/16/03 - 12:51:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
^ Exactly. Actually, I know a lot of cops, who may not be in the greatest shape, that could outrun or chase down a criminal with no problem.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 11/16/03 - 12:52:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
It should, and it is.
I think fat cops are a cliche, they have to get through really tought training to become cops.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 11/19/03 - 7:56:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
I always though cops had a medical every year, to make sure that they could handle life on the streets
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 11/19/03 - 9:22:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think anyone who has to wear a uniform in their jobs ought to have some kind of regulation about the way they fit into their uniform. Maybe more like military regulations, well Marine Corps regs. From what I've seen of the other services they are kinda lax about that stuff.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 2/7/04 - 5:04:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
They should. All our cops around here are so fat!
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 2/7/04 - 5:07:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, defenitely.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 2/7/04 - 5:23:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
I definitely think so. I was watching an American tv show the other day - 'real life police action videos' or something - they were interviewing the fattest person I've ever seen and he was a policeman! I couldn't believe it. How the hell, as someone said up at the top ^ is he going to catch any criminals when he has to tow around 400lbs of lard with him?!
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 2/23/04 - 2:24:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
To join the police academy, you have to be in shape, but I think the officers just get out of shape once they are already in.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 2/24/04 - 10:09:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, but there would be extreme opposition from donut shop owners.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 2/24/04 - 10:17:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
sheriffs department here has physical requirements..it only seems logical for their own protection as well as for those they serve..
16 yrs ago - Wednesday 3/24/04 - 4:21:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
If your working at a desk all the time then no.. but i mean.. if you need to run after a criminal on foot or something... you can't just collapse after 10 seconds of running. That would also hurt.
16 yrs ago - Wednesday 3/24/04 - 7:45:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I do think that all police teams should have wheelbarrows available to them so if one of the team becomes a bit obese their partner can push them around.
16 yrs ago - Tuesday 4/6/04 - 12:11:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
Does lifting Donuts count as working out?
16 yrs ago - Tuesday 4/6/04 - 12:13:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
Actually....I know a lot of cops, and work with a lot, and none actually eat donuts.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 5/5/04 - 12:56:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes they should, some if not most do but the older ones dont.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 12/11/04 - 1:25:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. Too many cops are fat and out of shape because they stuff their face with donuts. My friend's dad is a cop and he eats lots of donuts, so what they say about cops eating donuts is probably true.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 12/27/04 - 4:55:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think they should, if they don't already, have to pass at least a yearly physical training test. The military has heavier people, but they can still pass a PT test.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 12/27/04 - 4:57:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think so incase they need to tackle someone or echase someone on foot.
12 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 6/17/07 - 2:33:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's way too easy to outrun cops around here in the HRM.



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