Healthier cops taking a bite out of crime
The ongoing specialized training of local police has shown initial success,
the Shanghai Public Security Bureau announced yesterday.
The training, which
started in May, is aimed at building up police officers' bodies, improving
actual combat efficiency and cultivating their specialities, according to
Yang Ye, a bureau spokeswoman, said strict exercises were
connected with sports activities such as ball games and swimming, which allows
police to have fun as well as master skills.
On June 20, Nanhui District
police were alerted that two migrant people were peddling broken golden
necklaces to pedestrians. Investigator Liu Zhuang and his colleagues hurried to
the scene but the frightened suspects made off at once at the sight of
Following a one-kilometer pursuit, Liu, who is about 50, managed to
catch one of them, a 24-year-old fugitive wanted by police in Zhejiang
Liu reportedly attributed the successful capture to his increasing
sports capacity after joining the basketball team.
In anther case, a female
task force of the Caohejing Police Station cracked down on a criminal ring on
suspicion of selling pornographic DVDs near Shilong Road Tunnel in Xuhui
The female officers, who are experts at kickboxing, rounded up the
whole gang after it fled in all directions.
"Besides, we compile special
drill textbooks for police on different posts, teaching them more scientific and
practical methods in daily work," the spokeswoman added.
On May 27, officer
Song Xuedong noticed two people suspected of committing illegal activities. When
a male suspect surnamed Ma who is 1.8 meters tall attempted to escape the scene,
Song tripped him to bring him under control without a