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Troopers have sued the Texas Department of Public Safety over a waist size policy. Commissioners say the policy is needed.

The DPS officers' association sued the agency over a new policy to measure a trooper's physical readiness for the job not only by fitness tests, but by waist size. Thursday, the Public Safety Commission decided the policy is scientifically sound.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) graduates a class of 74 new state troopers Wednesday at the Texas Capitol.

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