The NYPD is the world's largest police department - in more ways than one.
According to a report in the New York Post, the number of chubbers on the beat has rocketed in recent years.
A source tells the paper: “We’re the fattest police department in the country - because we have no requirement to stay in shape.”
Some cops are terrified that their out-of-shape colleagues won’t be able to provide backup in physically demanding situations — even if they don’t keel over from the exertion.
“If you have a 300-pound partner who can’t even run up a flight of stairs. … it’s dangerous for everybody,” one cop said.