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."

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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