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by Peter Moskos

July 23, 2014

Looking up to police officers

I just learned that cops in Greece have to be at least 5'7" (170 cm) tall. Male and female. That's crazy. Hell, I'm just barely over the cutoff.
...which is the highest minimum in Europe, along with Malta, Romania and Serbia. At 152cm, Belgium has the lowest height requirement. Female applicants in Greece must also be 170cm tall, making them the highest in Europe.


David Bratzer said...

I guess that's one way to keep women out of policing - shame on Greece.

Anonymous said...

Not crazy at all. Midget police will hardly do the trick

PCM said...

Uh, anybody under 5'7" is a midget? I simply do not understand your point.

Anonymous said...

It used to be true here too. Cops had to be at least 5'9" back in the 60s.
You're just too young to have that perspective.
Maybe that's why you approve of so many police shootings.
Yes, 5'7" is short for a male.