Short fat cops to be taken off the streets
Vietnam's capital city is to remove short, fat or abusive traffic cops from its streets.
The initiative in Hanoi is aimed at improving the public image of a force with a reputation for corruption and abuse.
Inspectors have been monitoring officers on duty to identify the worst offenders, state media said.
"Little officers or those with too big a belly will be moved to work in offices so they do not come into contact with the public," Hanoi traffic police chief Col Dao Vinh Tang said.
Overweight police officers will be required to undergo regular physical training.
In addition, all police on duty will be required to carry an official code of conduct to remind them how to behave, official newspaper Tien Phong reported.
It is the latest step taken to try to improve the image of Hanoi's traffic police force, which has faced frequent complaints as it manages the city's hectic flow of vehicles.
In 2011 officers were banned from wearing sunglasses or hiding behind trees to ambush unwary motorists and extract fines.
what do you think?
'Short fat cops to be taken off the streets' crumbs when I read this I thought at last they are doing something with all of our overweight PC's and PCSO's.
They should do the same here in the UK.
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:-d:-d aww small fat poice officers
Thats all ok out there where even the crooks don't carry to much weight and you have lots of skinnies to hold someone down. wouldn't work over here. If the police were allowed to shoot those running away the police needn't need to be that fit.
Bad news for Chief Wiggum! And also lots of police around here - there's a lot of extra padding on many, which can't help when they're trying to chase crims!
short fat cops, well they must be paid to much for them to afford to go take aways so often on the beat. Tell them loose weight or loose some wage, easy aint it