Police Officers Pumped On Steroids?

Few departments test their officers

Steroid abuse has seeped into police agencies nationwide, but few departments test their officers for the drug, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Wednesday.

Aggressive outbursts, excessive use of force, poor judgment and serious health problems have been associated with steroid abuse among officers. Not to mention the fact that the drug is illegal, Cmdr. Kim Humphrey told reporters at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference Downtown.

The San Diego Police Department does not test for steroids in pre-employment screens or random drug tests, but officers could be tested if they are suspected of abusing steroids, the paper reported.

For more information read the San Diego Union-Tribune's story "Police Chiefs Fight Steroid-Abuse Trend".

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