A senior Leicestershire police officer has criticised the level of fitness that recruits need to achieve to join the police. Deputy Chief Constable David Lindley said physical tests for applicants had become worryingly easy. DCC Lindley said he had taken the physical assessment and was surprised that, as a 54-year-old, he felt he was not challenged by it. At last a senior officer has taken this point up. I remember as a teen in the East End of London, we had a local bobby who was a right fat b*****d!. He would never catch you if it was on top!