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Overweight police officers in East Java go through weight-loss program

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 19, 2019   /   03:54 pm
Overweight police officers in East Java go through weight-loss program Police officers listen to their instructor during a weight-loss program at the State Police Academy in Mojokerto, East Java, on Thursday. (kompas.com/East Java Police communications division)

Size does matter for the East Java Police as they are requiring that overweight officers go through a weight-loss program at the State Police Academy (SPN) in Mojokerto, East Java.

The officers will go through a variety of activities designed to reduce body fat for 10 days.

Fifty personnel from each East Java Police unit will take part in the program from July 15 to 26, according to East Java Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Frans Barung Mangera.

“It’s a program to lower your body mass index (BMI) for overweight and obese personnel,” Frans was quoted by kompas.com.

During the program, the personnel must undergo activities aimed at reducing body fat such as running, wearing a parachute jacket, long marches, aerobic gymnastics, swimming and other sports.

Aside from physical activities, personnel also receive psychological guidance.

“Through guidance from nutritionists and medical experts provided by East Java Police, dietary habits and menus are adjusted to help reach the goal of this program,” said Frans.

The aim of the program is for East Java police officers to provide better service. 

“[So the police] are quicker and nimble in serving the public,” Frans added. (tru/dmr)