Ongoing physical fitness requirements

While police departments emphasize physical fitness in hiring, they have struggled to implement standards that must be met throughout an officer’s career. This article reports a federal court ruling that standards imposed in Colorado Springs gave “meaningless results” and unlawfully discriminated against women officers when used as the sole basis for threatening loss of employment.

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One Response to “Ongoing physical fitness requirements”

  1. Gunther Says:

    Would not be a problem with physical fitness if the departments had made physical fitness part of the various requirements in order to stay on the job after recruits had graduated. You look at some of the people in prison and they are in far better shape than the prison guards who keep an eye on them. You also have prison guards getting physical fitness pay even when they are out of shape both on the outside and inside of their bodies.

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