POLICE officers across West Yorkshire could face an annual fitness test.
And a controversial new study said those who repeatedly fail could be forced to take a pay cut or even face disciplinary action.
The proposal was announced by Tim Winsor who has conducted the widest-ranging review of police pay and conditions in more than 30 years.
West Yorkshire Police, with 5,000 officers, declined to comment on the study.
But the Police Federation, which represent the rights of all police officers, has condemned the proposals.
The report published yesterday, which will be passed to the Secretary of State, proposes annual fitness testing for all frontline officers and those who fail the test three times should be subject to disciplinary procedures and a pay cut.
Mr Winsor said: “I think the public will be surprised that after passing a fitness test at the point of entry, except in special units like firearms, physical fitness is not tested again in a 30 or 35-year career.”
An initial annual test requiring officers to reach level 5:4 on the 20m shuttle run, or bleep test, should be brought in by September next year, he said.
Under the report, officers on restricted duties for more than one year, who cannot be redeployed to the frontline, would suffer an 8% pay cut.
Mr Winsor said: “It is clear that the existing pay system is unfair and inefficient. It was designed in 1920 and has remained largely unchanged since 1978.”