Police officers who can’t run fast enough to catch a cold, but are wonderfully diverse!
Unfit police officers could be allowed to take a graded stroll on a treadmill instead of a gruelling bleep test under news plans being considered.
And if they can’t pass that, what’ll be the new option? Just standing still for a few minutes? Breathing?
Assistant Chief Constable Rob Price, leader of the national fitness working group at the College of Policing, said a review into the bleep tests will be launched in April.
“We will definitely have to look at 12 months’ data and assess who failed, in terms of gender and age, and assess the community impact,” he told PoliceOracle.com.
“It is something we have to manage with the service to make sure we are not discriminating.”
But I want you to discriminate. I want you to discriminate against anyone not fit enough to be a cop.
Because a wonderfully diverse cop who can’t run fast enough to catch the mugger who just stole my handbag, or who is not physically strong enough to arrest them if they resist, is of little use to me.