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Physical Fitness Test

Police Applicant Physical Fitness Test

The physical fitness test will consist of five exercises given on the same day at the Fayetteville Police Department.  They will be administered, observed, and graded by Fayetteville Police Department fitness instructors.  For testing, you will need to wear proper clothing, i.e. t-shirt/sweatshirt, shorts/sweats and comfortable running shoes.  Prior to each individual exercise, the fitness instructor will provide information on the proper technique and explain the exercise with special instructions.  Participants must complete and obtain a minimum score / maximum time on each exercise to pass the physical fitness test.

 

Exercise

Protocol for Testing

Minimum Score

 

 

 

 

 

Bench Press

Spotters will lift the weight from the rack and lower the barbell to the subject's chest.  The subject will then bench press the weight.  After the lift is complete, spotters will place the barbell on the rack.  During the press, the subject's buttocks cannot raise off the bench and feet must remain on the floor or bench

 

 

64 % of body weight

 

OR

 

 

 

Push Up

Subject's hands are positioned shoulder width apart on the ground with fingers pointing forward.  Starting in the up position and keeping their back straight, the subject will lower their body to the floor until chest touches the instructor’s fist (a three inch sponge is used for females).  The subjects will then return to the up position.  This will count as one repetition.

 

 

25 repetitions

 

 

 

Exercise

Protocol for Testing

Minimum Score

 

Leg Press

Seated in a Universal Leg Press Machine with legs bent at a 70-degree angle, subject will extend legs pushing at least 125 percent of their body weight.

 

125 % of body weight

 

OR

 

 

 

Vertical Jump

The subject will stand feet together below the vertical leap board.  The subject will reach as high as possible with their inside arm marking the top of the reach.  Then, leaving at least one foot stationary, leap as high as possible upwards and make a second mark.  The distance between the two marks is the score and each participant is given three attempts.

 

 

16 Inches

 

 

 

Exercise

Protocol for Testing

Minimum Score

 

 

1 Minute Sit-ups

Lying on back, knees bent, heels flat on the floor, and fingers touching the head, the subject will perform a sit-up by coming to the up position making their elbows touch the tops of their knees.  A partner will hold the subject’s feet securely to the ground.  When the subject returns to the down position and their shoulder blades touch the floor, one repetition will be counted.

 

 

29 repetitions in

1 minute

 

 

Exercise

Protocol for Testing

Maximum Time

1.5 Mile Run

The 1.5 mile run will be conducted on a flat, measured track. 

16:29 minutes

 

 

 

Exercise

Protocol for Testing

Maximum Time

300 Meter Run

The 300 meter run will be conducted on a flat, measured track

71 seconds