How Fit Do You Have to Be to Fight Crime?

Friday, March 16, 2012

Police officers line up at the funeral (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

John Hockenberry joins us from London, where people are talking about fitness for police officers. After a survey found that 53 percent of officers were overweight and one in 100 was morbidly obese, new proposal in England and Wales would require officers to undergo an annual fitness test. Penalties could include paycuts for those who repeatedly fail -- all as a way to reportedly "rid the service of fat officers". 

John Hockenberry spoke with Simon Reed, Vice Chairman of the England and Wales Police Federation, about the issue.

Guests:

John Hockenberry

Produced by:

Alex Goldmark

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