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Pre Employment Physical Fitness Assessment

Last updated Nov. 02, 2018 - 2:58 pm
All applicants that are approved to proceed in the application process beyond the initial interview will be required to participate in a physical fitness assessment.

All applicants that are approved to proceed in the application process beyond the initial interview will be required to participate in a physical fitness assessment. This physical fitness evaluation is designed by The Cooper Institute. The assessment will be administered by Raleigh Police Department Specialized Physical Fitness Instructor(s). All events will be completed in the order shown below. All events will be clearly described and or demonstrated by a physical fitness instructor before the event is performed by the applicant.

  • Height and weight measurement
  • Absolute strength testing – 1 maximum repetition bench press
    The applicant will be given time to warm up with light weight to prevent muscle injury. The weights will be loaded based on the following criteria, one half the estimated maximum weight or 2/3 the body weight for males and ½ the body weight for females. Weight will be added to the weight bar based on the ease or difficulty of the lifts. The maximum lift will be attempted on the 5th or 6th lift or when the applicant feels he/she is ready for the maximum attempt.
  • One minute sit up test
    The applicant will perform as many sit ups as possible in a 60 second time frame. The applicant must maintain the proper position of lying flat on their back, knees bent at a 90 degree angle and arms crossed at the chest. The repetition will not be counted unless the applicant touches their knees with their elbows.
  • One minute push-up test
    Each applicant will complete as many push-ups as possible without breaking form in a one minute time period. A push up repetition is successful when the applicant lowers their body down to where their chin touches an instructor’s fist that is placed on the floor under the chin.
  • Vertical jump test
    Each applicant will stand with one side towards a flat wall. The applicant will reach as high as possible with their feet remaining on the floor and touch a slap stick device to mark his/her standard reach. The applicant will then jump as high as possible and touch the slap stick device as high as possible above the standard reach. One foot must remain stationary on the floor while preparing to jump. No running starts will be allowed.
  • Aerobic power testing – 1.5 mile test
    Each applicant will complete a 1.5 mile test. Applicants must complete this task by either running or walking. The course for this event will include 6 laps around a 440 yard track or the equivalent.
  • 300 meter run test
    Each applicant will complete a 300 meter run. Applicants should complete this task in a sprint. The sprint will take place on a 440 yard track or the equivalent.

All applicants should be prepared to complete all tests in the physical fitness assessment to the best of their ability.

Cooper Institute
“Fair or Above” Ratings for the Raleigh Police Department Physical Assessment

The below listed requirements are to achieve a score of Fair or Above in each individual category. It is not necessary for you to score Fair or Above in each category, you must have an overall score of Fair or Above. In other words, if you do not do as well in one category, you must compensate in another category.

Men

Age Range

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

Vertical Jump

20.0

18.6

15.5

13.5

Bench Press

.99

.88

.80

.71

Weight pushed in lbs

divided by

Body weight in lbs

1 minute Sit Up

38

35

29

24

300 meter run

59.00

72.00

83.20

(in seconds)

1 minute Push Up

29

24

18

13

(full body push up)

1.5 mile run

12:29

12:53

13:50

15:14

(in minutes and seconds)


Women

Age Range

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

Vertical Jump

14.0

12.0

9.6

xxx

Bench Press

.59

.53

.50

.44

Weight pushed in lbs

divided by

Body weight in lbs

1 minute Sit Up

32

25

20

14

300 meter run

71.00

79.00

94.00

xxx

(in seconds)

1 minute Push Up

15

11

9

xxx

(full body push up)

1.5 mile run

14:50

15:56

17:11

19:10

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