Many Dutch police officers are unhealthy

Too many Dutch police officers are too fat and unhealthy, according training officers who spoke to the police magazine Blauw (Blue).

Trainers at the police academy say many candidates are unfit when they arrive but do manage to pass the final physical test. But from then on, they tend to lapse back into their unhealthy lifestyle.
And although the police offers training programmes, stop-smoking courses and cheap sport school subscriptions, very few older officers take advantage of them.

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