The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation released a new statistic, which states 8 out of every 10 law enforcement members are overweight.
Their findings have spurred the Garland Police Department make a plan for their officers to improve their fitness.
“I think it’s important for all of us to keep the weight down and stay in shape-especially this job. The stress that we incur at this job… this is a great way to relieve the stress and to keep the blood pressure down,” said Garland Assistant Chief Jeff Bryan.
Bryan said he spends most of his time at work behind a desk, but still hits the departments on-site gym three days a week.