How come police departments don't have weight requirements for officers throughout their careers, not just as a requirement for getting hired?
Many cops are overweight, no different from the rest of the population. However, it seems that a cop should be in somewhat decent physical shape, in order to do his job well. Many police departments have rigorous training programs which includes physical training and activity. This seems to be during recruitment only, and then the cops can gain just like everyone else.
Why don’t police departments have weight requirements for officers throughout their careers?
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