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Physical Fitness Standards

The Physical Fitness assessment for peace officer applicants consists of four basic tests.   Each test is a scientifically valid test.   The tests will be given in sequence with a rest period between each test.

The assessment consists of a minute of sit-ups, a minute of push-ups, a sit and reach exercise, and a 1.5 mile run.   Time and repetitions vary depending on the age and the sex of applicants.

Applicants cannot score a zero in any of the four areas tested and must have a combined score of no less than 8 points.

Physical fitness will be measured as follows:

1.5 Mile Run 1.5 MILE RUN
This is a timed run to measure the heart and vascular system's capability to transport oxygen. It is an important area of performing police tasks involving stamina and endurance and to minimize the risk of cardiovascular problems. The score is in minutes and seconds.

1.5 MILE RUN

MALES

FEMALES

MALES

FEMALES

MALES

FEMALES

MALES

FEMALES

MALES

FEMALES

SCORE

AGE

20-29

20-29

30-39

30-39

40-49

40-49

50-59

50-59

60+

60+

4 points

9:09

11:43

9:30

12:51

10:16

13:22

11:18

14:55

12:20

14:55

3 points

10:16

12:51

10:47

13:43

11:44

14:31

12:51

15:57

13:53

16:20

2 points

11:41

14:24

12:20

15:08

13:14

15:57

14:24

16:58

15:29

17:46

1 point

12:51

15:26

13:36

15:57

14:29

16:58

15:26

17:54

16:43

18:44

0 points

<12:51

<15:26

<13:36

<15:57

<14:29

<16:58

<15:26

<17:54

<16:43

<18:44

 

Push ups PUSH-UP TEST
This test requires applicants to push their own weight off the floor. This measures the amount of force the upper body can generate and is an important area of performing police tasks requiring upper body strength. The score is calculated by the number of push ups performed in one minute. The chest must come down and touch a fist placed under the applicant's chest, then the arms must go to full extension to complete a push up. Women will not be allowed to complete this test with their knees on the ground unless they are in excess of 49 years of age.

PUSH-UPS - 1 Minute

MALES

FEMALES

MALES

FEMALES

MALES

FEMALES

MALES

FEMALES

MALES

FEMALES

SCORE

AGE

20-29

20-29

30-39

30-39

40-49

40-49

50-59

50-59

60+

60+

4 points

62

42

52

40

40

20

39

*

28

*

3 points

47

28

39

23

30

15

25

*

23

*

2 points

37

21

30

15

24

13

19

*

18

*

1 point

29

15

24

11

18

9

13

12**

10

5**

0 points

<29

<15

<24

<11

<18

<9

<13

*

<10

*

* Standards Unavailable

**Females in excess of 49 years of age may do pushups on their knees.

 

SIT-UP TEST

Sit ups

This is a measure of the muscular endurance of the abdominal muscles. It is an important area of performing police tasks that may involve the use of force and is an important area for maintaining good posture and minimizing lower back problems. The score is in number of bent leg sit ups performed in 1 minute. Hands must remain on or about the head. While in the up position, elbows should touch the knees or upper portion of the thigh. When in the down position, the back must come down so that shoulder blades touch the floor. Legs may be held for assistance.

SIT-UPS - 1 Minute

MALES

FEMALES

MALES

FEMALES

MALES

FEMALES

MALES

FEMALES

MALES

FEMALES

SCORE

AGE

20-29

20-29

30-39

30-39

40-49

40-49

50-59

50-59

60+

60+

4 points

55

51

51

42

47

37

43

30

39

28

3 points

47

44

43

35

39

29

35

24

30

17

2 points

42

38

39

29

34

24

28

20

22

11

1 point

38

32

35

25

29

20

24

14

19

5

0 points

<38

<32

<35

<25

<29

<20

<24

<14

<19

<5

 

Sit and Reach SIT AND REACH TEST
This is a measure of the flexibility of the lower back and upper leg area. It is an important area of performing police tasks involving range of motion and is important in minimizing lower back problems. The test involves stretching out to touch the toes or beyond with extended arms from a sitting position. The score is in inches reached on a yard stick fastened to an apparatus with 15 inches being at the toes and the one inch mark closest the body. Knees must be locked and the hands together as the applicant stretches down the measuring apparatus.

SIT & REACH - Inches

MALES

FEMALES

MALES

FEMALES

MALES

FEMALES

MALES

FEMALES

MALES

FEMALES

SCORE

AGE

20-29

20-29

30-39

30-39

40-49

40-49

50-59

50-59

60+

60+

4 points

23.0

24.5

22.0

24.0

21.3

22.8

20.5

23.0

20.0

23.0

3 points

20.5

22.5

19.5

21.5

18.5

20.5

17.5

20.3

17.3

19.0

2 points

18.5

20.5

17.5

20.0

16.3

19.0

15.5

18.5

14.5

17.0

1 point

16.5

19.3

15.5

18.3

14.3

17.3

13.3

16.8

12.5

15.5

0 points

<16.5

<19.3

<15.5

<18.3

<14.3

<17.3

<13.3

<16.8

<12.5

<15.5