Saturday, March 08, 2008
Weis Wants Mandatory Fitness Test For Officers
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.
Former CPD Superintendent Phil Cline could not be reached for comment.