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Do you think that there should be weight limits?

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I think that everyone should ahve to fall into certain criteria for a leo position.

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What do you mean by certain criteria?

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I think trees should be made out of wood !

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Like for a certain height you should be an ideal weight to be sure that you can perform to the fullest.

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Chad,

You stared off with weight limits exactly what are you trying to ask?


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Yup, I think there should be standards, like the military. I hate to say it, we have a bunch of fat ass's that can not chase a perp without running out of air. They eat crappy food, don't excercise, smoke, and drink. We have somes guys that when they sit in there vehicles, they make contact (belly) with the steering wheel. That's with the seat ALL the way back. Scheesh.

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So what about those who lift weights, who very easily weight 200 plus pounds and are in good shape and health? Should they have to weigh in at a certain amount too?


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Nope, because they are physically fit. Muscle weighs more than fat.

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I feel like all officers need to be in some type of shape. And round doesn't count.

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I agree with adopting a set of standards. Body fat can be measured, which will separate the fit from the fat. I'm tired of being alone on a foot pursuit because the other officer(s) can't keep up, or are to winded to fight when the perp gets tackled.

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ODIN said:

I think trees should be made out of wood !

LMAO!!!!!!!

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Now thats funny.....Odin

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Not sure why people feel the need to state the obvious.

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chad44 said:

Like for a certain height you should be an ideal weight to be sure that you can perform to the fullest.

I'm not ideal......6'3"-260lbs., a little spare tire.....but the wife says I perform just fine!

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I think you should EARN the right to throw stones at a cop. One of the toughest cops I have ever known had an inseam and waist that equaled. He could PT everyone into the dirt. He had a double master, psychology and business admin. Wasn't a question he couldn't answer. I would have charged the devil in gasoline underwear with this guy. But, by this way of thinking, he should have been fired. For what? Perception? How about making your criteria PERFORMANCE BASED and not on some abstract appearance quota. In case you are wondering, he quit copping, opened his own business and now resides in Northern Cali, retired at 47. Actual experience, not read on google, or, god forbid, in an actual book.

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I think every dept. should hold at least yearly physical agility tests. I doesn't need to be a 1.5 mile run. But something that requires them to use some measure of endurance and strength to ensure that they can perform. Many dept's require the running of an obstacle course to be hired. I think that as long as your at that dept. you should always be able to pass the course, reguardless of age. As for the weight thing I disagree. I've worked with guys like jack is talking about that were big guys that were just tough as nails and you couldn't pay mike tyson to screw with them. On the other hand I've worked with some serious fat asses that wouldn't bother to try and chase anybody because they new that they couldn't walk to a car on a traffic stop without being out of breath.


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Stay away from donuts!

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I agree. I don't think weight matters. As long as you can do the job is all that counts. You can be over 300 lbs but if you have my back when we are out there and don't have to call for backup because your fat a** can't move then it's cool. I know guys that are the perfect weight for their height and they are not in shape. I do agree that there should always be annual and random physical agility tests. A LEO is in their best shape in the Academy. Once they get on the job, some of them get too comfortable and completely let themselves go.

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There shouldn't be any weight requirements, however there needs to be physical fitness tests annually. If you can not meet or exceed the standard in fitness tests such as push ups, sit ups, bench press, or running, then it could be dangerous for that officer to be in a situation where they can not perform well enough.

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if you ask me they should use a system like we do in the army. it is a height andweight but as long as you dont have a certen body fat % you are fine so you dont have to worry about if you lift weights and are over the limit. also i think that there should be some type of pt test. it does not have to be the hardest thing in the world but should not be a cake walk. i think it should have things like a stair clime, a sprint, and other things that me might have to do on the job to catch someone.

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I do agree with being physically fit, but when you ask about hieght well that's another story. I've said before, I am only 5'1", but I've got bigger balls then some 6'2" guys.

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lets see.

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btw im 6'2'

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here's a question. Why is it that the PF requirements are different for women and men. If I have to do 100 sit-ups, why should a woman have to do less? If a woman has to run a 6:45 minute mile, why should I have to run a 6 minute? The requirement for the job is the same. A man taking a perp is the same as a woman...it makes no sense to me that they are different. (and I'm not trying to sound like a jerk at all; I know a lot of women that could kick me into the wall, no problem, and I think they are just as capable - or not - as the men.) You are either capable of performing or you aren't. The length of a dark ally or staircase doesn't change depending on the gender of the cop running it.

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deskwared, You are absolutely right. I don't think that the rules should be changed because we are women and you are men. I know that out in the street I'm not going to be able to tell a pissed off burt to be easy on me because I'm a women. I just take care of mine and my partner's. I have never liked people to lower the standers because I'm a women. In the academy I had to get over a 6' solid wall. Again 5'1" I either had to do it or fail. I do not fail. I got over it. I didn't ask for the wall to be shorter because I am the height I am or because I am female. Just do your job and no one should question you.