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Congressman files bill to "remove height requirement" for police officers
Philstar.com reports that Cebu Rep. Pablo John Garcia has filed House Bill 6203, which seeks to "remove of the height requirement for police, fire, and jail officers."
Published on: May 28, 2012 - 8:59am

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Philstar.com reports that Cebu Rep. Pablo John Garcia has filed House Bill 6203, which seeks to "remove of the height requirement for police, fire, and jail officers." The report noted: "Under the current law, a male police, fire and jail officer has to be at least 1.62 meters (5’3”) tall, while a female officer must be at least 1.57 meters (5’1”) tall."

 

The report quoted Garcia, who said that "the required height for police, fire and jail officers has denied a good number of possible candidates, mostly women, the opportunity to serve the country."

 

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2 Comments
  • Genuine
    Height is a non-issue. The issues are... are candidates psychologically, physically fit? or do recidivists, psychos, and borderline criminals get into the force? If there are a lot of these characters, weed them out, then replace them with snow white types.
    May 28 2012 @ 01:27pm     Reply  
  • Mark
    It will be best to review why is there a height requirement? If the reason can be overpower by the reasons why it must be removed, then, it will be better
    May 28 2012 @ 11:12am     Reply  
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