Friday, December 09, 2005

Top Cop Job in Freeport Has Requirements

Freeport's looking for a new police chief, but if you want to be considered for the position you have to run 1.5 miles in at least 16 minutes and 28 seconds.

And run 300 yards within 70 seconds.

Moreover, you have to do "leg presses, sit-ups and push-ups," the town's city manager told the local paper today.

No word on how many are required.

Twenty-five leg presses, 30 sit-ups and 40 pushups sound reasonable, even though I'm not entirely sure what a "leg press" is.

I'd thrown in a high-jump requirement of at least 4-feet for those times when the chief has to crash through a plate glass window, roll on the floor and come up in a proper shooting position.

You never know.
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, does the candidate have to have anything between the ears?

Z said...

They musta got their ideas from watching
cop/detective shows on the boob tube.
I nominate Jim Rockford.

kschlenker said...

Hmmm. Maybe they don't want their top cop to look like he spends all of his time at the coffee shop (even if he does...)