Akron is wrapping up another police recruiting drive amidst the pressure of retirements and a national distrust separating police and some communities.
On a Wednesday afternoon, about 20 people who are considering applying to become Akron police officers show up for an information session.
The instructor positions himself on the floor: “Situps are a little more difficult..."
Demonstrating the physical fitness has been part of the police test has been part these kinds of sessions for decades. But at this one, as much time is devoted to questions like this this: