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Overweight officers (6305_15)

Request

How many members of your police force have had to take a leave of absence from their work or been discharged due to being overweight in the following years:

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

 

I am requesting the number of instances only; no personal data is requested.

Response

Obesity is not a sickness category on our systems, therefore we have no instances where an officer has been discharged or taken a leave of absence due to Obesity.

 Obesity would be an underlying cause rather than the actual illness that caused sickness absence ,  to research underlying causes would mean each sickness record would need to be reviewed,  this would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000.