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March 07, 2008

Chicago's top cop wants force in better shape

By Fran Spielman and Annie Sweeney
The Chicago Sun-Times
Related: Was a Chief out of line for telling his officers to get fit?

CHICAGO — Chicago's new top cop said he is considering a mandated physical fitness test for officers, one that could also take into account body fat, not only how much a cop weighs.

Saying the current system of using cash to encourage cops to get fit doesn't work, Supt. Jody Weis said any requirements probably would be grandfathered in and nothing will likely happen for a year. He also knows he has to work with the union.

Full story: Chicago's top cop wants force in better shape

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