Are there really men the size of Mike (Mike & Molly's Billy Gardell) on the police force? Do they not have to pass a physical? —Carol Osika, Emerald Isle, N.C.
Police recruits entering the academy are required to pass a physical and several fitness tests before graduating," confirms Roderick Drew of the Chicago PD. But once they've donned the uniform, "there is no contractual requirement for officers to maintain a certain fitness level." Still, says Drew, "most do so in order to carry out their jobs effectively." Translation: Take a bite out of crime, not junk food!
Subscribe to TV Guide Magazine now!