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Tackling the Obesity Epidemic in Law Enforcement

By Matthew Loux

The Wall Street Journal released a report that more than 40 percent of police officers, firefighters, and security officers are obese. Similarly, the FBI conducted a study that found eight-out-of-10 police officers are overweight. Missing from both of these reports are reasons why officers are overweight and obese. Here are some of the unique factors that contribute to weight issues for those in public safety.