Police "Fitness Test" - New Recruits / Existing employees

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Wayne Pearsall

Dear West Midlands Police,

I am aware that new recruits undergo a fitness test, combining a number of individual courses / tests / etc.

From my own knowledge, I know that this fitness test includes features such as:
- The Beep test (15 meter area running test)
- An obstacle course
- Pull push machine

Can you please provide a copy of the information you store relating to each of these tests and what the police fitness tests involve.

I am particularly interested in the "Push/Pull Machine" test, which your officers must complete. Please note the force which is exerted by the machine...

Do your officers undergo regular fitness tests, or simply during recruitment processes?

Do your Taser officers undergo any additional fitness tests?
What fitness tests do your taser officers undergo?

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

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Dear Mr Pearsall

 

FOI Request Reference: 001417/15

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 03/05/2015

 

REQUEST

 

I am aware that new recruits undergo a fitness test, combining a number of
individual courses / tests / etc.

 

From my own knowledge, I know that this fitness test includes features
such as:

- The Beep test (15 meter area running test)

- An obstacle course

- Pull push machine

 

Can you please provide a copy of the information you store relating to
each of these tests and what the police fitness tests involve.

 

I am particularly interested in the "Push/Pull Machine" test, which your
officers must complete.  Please note the force which is exerted by the
machine...

 

Do your officers undergo regular fitness tests, or simply during
recruitment processes?

 

Do your Taser officers undergo any additional fitness tests?

What fitness tests do your Taser officers undergo?

 

 

RESPONSE

 

Please find attached our response.

 

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Your attention is drawn to your right to request a re-examination of your
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Yours sincerely,

 

 

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