FIJI police officers are now scrutinised carefully before being allowed to take part in required fitness level (RFL) tests.
Changes to how RFL test participants are selected were brought about after new quarterly health checks revealed startling results.
Force medical officer Assistant Superintendant of Police Bale Kurabui described the results as a "crisis".
"All the indicators are high. This includes body mass index (BMI), cholesterol, diabetes and hypertension," Dr Bale said.
"This is alarming for us because all these factors contribute to non-communicable and cardio-vascular diseases and point to an unhealthy police force."
He said the Fiji Police Force was working with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization to formulate a strategy that would ensure officers deemed unhealthy could be given a clean bill of health in three months.
"The work we are doing right now is basically collecting information to establish baseline data with regards to NCDs within the force.
"We will analyse the data and then formulate and implement a multi-sectoral approach with the MoH and WHO to reduce these statistics.
"We have had discussions with WHO and they are prepared to provide a consultant specialist to overlook the program and ensure a healthier force."
Dr Kurabui said any officer whose results indicated a 30 per cent or more chance of developing cardio-vascular disease would not be allowed to take part in RFLs until they were medically cleared.
Officers would be given three months after an unsuccessful test to undergo another health screening.