Dunedin Clutha Waitaki area commander Jason Guthrie takes
part in a burpee challenge in front of fellow officers at the
Dunedin Police Station yesterday.
Fifteen staff, including the Southern District's top police
officer - Superintendent Andrew Coster - took turns to finish
burpees as part of a nationwide fundraising initiative for
Red Nose Day.
The corporate challenge asked organisations to complete 2208
burpees - the number being yesterday's date - in the allotted
Senior Constable Toni Wall said police completed 3000 burpees
between noon and 2pm.
''Admittedly some staff were struggling as burpees are not
the nicest, easiest exercises to do but people put in a great
Police raised ''hundreds of dollars'' for the charity and Snr
Const Wall hoped to challenge other emergency services to
compete in next year's challenge.