Texas Police Department to Test Cops for Steroids

Few departments test for the substance despite its prevalence in the law enforcement community


A plan to randomly test all police officers for steroids in Arlington, will make the city among the most stringent in North Texas in testing for the drug. Many departments don't test for steroids, even though doping experts say they are used prevalently by law enforcement.

The plan announced by Chief Will Johnson Thursday, will bring the city closer to the policy followed by Dallas. The department there randomly tests officers for narcotics, including steroids, up to three times per year.