A big bonus! Mexico City spends $ 500 on obese agents when they lose weight, because statistics show that eight out of ten officers are overweight
- Mexico City offers a $ 500 bonus to every overweight or obese police officer who loses weight during a five-month program
- The Secretariat of Security and Civil Protection (SSC) has 2,453 overweight agents
- The law enforcement department has a further 1,826 agents who are obese
The government of Mexico City hopes that a cash bonus will encourage its police officers to get in shape.
The Security and Civil Protection Secretariat (SSC) will issue a $ 500 incentive payment to police officers who are overweight or obese during a five-month program.
Of the 4,270 officers who serve and protect the capital of Mexico, 2,453 are listed as being overweight.
An additional 1,826 agents were diagnosed as being obese.
A five-month program with police officers from Mexico City with a $ 500 bonus if 1,200 participates in a weight loss program. File photo of police officers outside the National Electoral Institute in July 2018
The Secretariat of Security and Civil Protection (SSC) has 2,453 overweight agents and another 1,826 agents listed as obese. Photo above of the police near the Zocalo, or Plaza de la Constitution in January
Interested law enforcement officers are placed in a five-week program and subjected to a variety of physical activities and medical exams.
Alejandra Ramírez told the Mexican outlet El Universal that doctors tested police officers for diabetes and blood pressure, markers that tend to rise because of the daily hardships associated with being an agent.
& # 39; Police officers on the street face a lot of stress, causing them to have bad eating habits & # 39 ;, said Ramírez, deputy director of the SSC for police research and development.
& # 39; Sometimes it is easier to find a quesadilla or a cake than to enter a place where they can eat a meal that has the (nutrients) that our body needs. & # 39;
The program called & # 39; Healthy Police Officer & # 39; has registered 1,820 agents, but it is only funded for 1200 agents.
There is hope that more money will become available so that all officers can participate.
The program called & # 39; Healthy Police Officer & # 39; has registered 1,820 agents, but it is only funded for 1200 agents. A police officer near a mall can be seen on this file photo last month
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