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    Fitness Requirements

    At the department that I'm training for the fitness requirements are as follows:

    5 pushups

    6.1 on the 'Beep Test'

    30 kg grip test

    A short agility run

    A climb over a 1.3 meter obstacle

    Swim 100 meters in 4 minutes with no stops

    A prone bridge plank for 60 seconds

    To be accepted into training you have to be able to complete all of the above successfully.

    When you joined (Note I'm still in training) what were you fitness standards?

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    What Dept. is that for?

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    I don't remember exactly what the physical agility test was back in 1988, but I think this is pretty accurate:
    -Run 25 yards
    -Climb a six-foot wall
    -Run 10 yards
    -Go over one hurdle, under one, over one - 24"hurdles
    -Walk a balance beam
    -Drag a 165 pound dummy 50 feet and set it on a three foot high platform.
    Two minute time limit; it was either a five or 10 second penalty for each hurdle knocked over.

    Fairly easy test, especially for kids in their early 20s. At that age, almost anyone who isn't a total gimp can pass it.

    I wish we had ongoing PT standards. Fortunately, very few cops in this area are out of shape because of the overall lifestyle. So many people work out (Crossfit began and is headquartered here and a couple of our guys were among the first certified Crossfit coaches), run, mountain bike, surf, etc. i'd still like to see mandatory standards, or at least voluntary with a pay incentive.
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    Victoria Police Department

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucase609 View Post
    Victoria Police Department
    There is a couple Victoria police depts out there, which one specifically?

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    Swim.....100 meters? I'm gonna guess this isn't in the United States?

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    5 push ups.....really?
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    I know some Florida depts require swimming or treading water.

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    I'd rather not specify but I train in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.

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    You must think that's pathetic right? So do I. What do you guys have to do?

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    I think all depts require the ability to swim don't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucase609 View Post
    I think all depts require the ability to swim don't they?
    Not at all.

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    Really? I didn't know that, I thought it was just a given. Thanks

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    5 push ups?? That's hilarious. 32 push ups, 40 sit ups 11:58 1.5 mile run, for our dept.
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    They don't even mention sit-ups but we have had to do them in training. What do you mean by 11:58? Anyway I think it's poor standards, we have a good force in general though. It's strange I've only seen 1 or 2 overweight officers. The rest of them look strong and fit.

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    individuals have to complete the run within 11 minutes and 58 seconds
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    R.I.P. #2083, You will never be forgotten.

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    Inmates seem really into counting the number of officers it took to take them down. If only their love of math had blossomed earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucase609 View Post
    I'd rather not specify but I train in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.
    Ok, so you arent being specific, but it's Victoria Police Department, near Melbourne, Australia. Hate to see you being vague.....

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    we have to qualify on those standards (they vary on age) once a year
    R.I.P. #2083, You will never be forgotten.

    Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matt. 5:9

    Inmates seem really into counting the number of officers it took to take them down. If only their love of math had blossomed earlier.

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    Haha there's different training areas. But yeah I'm near the city

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    How many years have you been in?

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    Our agency varies based upon age, less strict the older you get. My current bracket is minimum of 27 push ups/minute, 37 situps/min, 1.5 mile run in less than 12:51. These are all minimums, if you don't want to look like a bag of trash you try to exceed these at any opportunity. We do this twice a year.

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    That's good you guys have standards to keep up. I'm not sure if we do or not, I should probably find out.

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    AZ POPAT, 175 dummy drag for 25? yards, 100 foot obstacle course, 2 6' wall jumps and a 500 yard run. Nothing intense but mirrors a bunch of real world scenarios I've been in.

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    2.6 is a good height. 1.3 isn't enough, when I have to jump a wall or a fence I'll probably screw it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucase609 View Post
    Really? I didn't know that, I thought it was just a given. Thanks
    Nope.................this is the minimum requirements for the entire state of Iowa---nothing about swiming

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