Physical Fitness Standards





Physical Fitness Standards


Five physical fitness components will be measured at the beginning and at the end of the Basic Recruit Training

Program.  It is imparative recruits understand the

importance of physical fitness in the law enforcement and corrections career fields.




Vertical Jump: This component measures leg power and consists of measuring how high a person jumps. 

One Minute Sit-Ups: These exercises measure abdominal or trunk muscular endurance. While students lie on their backs, they will be given one minute to do as many bent leg sit-ups as possible.

300 Meter Run: This exercise measures anaerobic power, or the ability to make an intense burst of effort for a short time period or distance. This component requires students to sprint 300 meters.

Maximum Push-Ups: This component measures the muscular endurance of the upper body and consists of doing as many push-ups as possible until muscular fatigue develops.

1.5 Mile Run: This exercise measures aerobic power or cardiovascular endurance (stamina over time). To complete this component, the student must run or walk, as fast as possible, for a distance of 1.5 miles.


        Physical Fitness Training                             Plan
            Workout Schedule
While there are no entry physical fitness or wellness standards at this time mandated by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, a trainee should enter the Basic Recruit Training Program at a fitness level which will provide him or her with the potential to successfully complete all of the physical fitness goals by the last two weeks of training.
Applicants must come prepared to participate in all components of the assessment during the first week of training.
Trainees who are injured during basic training and unable to complete testing upon exiting must successfully complete the training and testing at a later date when approved by their respective physicians. A student cannot earn a graduation certificate until completing all of the required training and testing.