Overweight and unfit police officers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2199
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service recently said there was no place in the force for unfit officers, and it was recently reported that some police uniform suppliers are struggling to keep with the demand for police equipment in larger sizes. What support is being offered to police officers to ensure they are fit enough for their demanding roles?

Answer

Answer for Overweight and unfit police officers

Answer for Overweight and unfit police officers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS provides a range of support for officers this includes; access to 66 gyms across the estate and discounted gym membership as part of our benefits package.

As part of the implementation of the annual fitness test they also provide training plans and practice bleep tests and training sessions run by Personal Training Instructors.