The widest-ranging review into police pay and conditions in 30 years has recommended that all officers should be made to take an annual fitness test and face a pay cut and disciplinary procedures if they fail it three times.
In the Metropolitan Police, more than half (52%) of its male officers are overweight, a fifth (22%) are obese, and one in 100 are "morbidly obese", the Winsor report showed.For women officers in the Met, a third (32%) are overweight, 16% are obese and 2% are morbidly obese.
Former West Midlands chief constable Sir Edward Crew, who worked on the review, said: "We are not looking for supermen."
All police officers should be made to take an annual fitness test, with a pay cut for those who repeatedly fail, a review has said.
Tom Winsor, who has carried out the widest-ranging review of police pay and conditions in more than 30 years, said those who fail the test three times should be subject to disciplinary procedures and a pay cut.