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Fitness Test

Why do we have
fitness tests?


As a Police Officer, PCSO, Detention Officer or Special Constable, you will find yourself in a variety of physically challenging situations. You will need strength and stamina to deal effectively with these situations as well as be able to defend yourself and others.

You also need to be fit to handle police equipment safely and to work shifts.

To ensure you are fit enough, you will undertake a fitness test, as part of the application process.

We also require applicants to complete a swimming test.

The fitness test will test the following:


  • Endurance
  • Strength

If this required standard to pass the fitness test is not achieved this will be regarded as a fail and candidates will not be able to progress to the rest of the selection process.


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