Law Enforcement agencies definitely need physical fitness standards for police officers. Police officers have some of the most stressful jobs of any job force in society. With these facts, however, there are a high percentage of police officers that are morbidly obese and out of shape with serious health concerns. These health concerns are heart disease, hypertension, diabetes due to weight issues, and high blood pressure just to name a few. I feel that majority of the public would be surprised to realize that most police departments do not have some type of accountability to an officers weight and health.
A police officer deals with stress just about every day that he or she works. This stress can be from getting into foot or car chases,