Physical Fitness Screening Test

Physical Fitness Screening Test For Public Safety Officer

In order to qualify for the positions of Public Safety Officer or Bay Constable, candidates are required to pass a Physical Fitness Screening Test. The components of the tests and the criteria for successful completion for each are contained in the PDFs listed below. Candidates should review and be familiar with the protocols and qualifying criteria.

Physical Fitness Screening Test For Public Safety Officer

In order to qualify for the position of Public Safety Officer, candidates are required to pass the Physical Fitness Screening Test. The components of the test and the criteria for successful completion are listed below. Candidates should review and be familiar with the protocols and qualifying criteria before the test date.

The Physical Fitness Screening Test is an individual performance test composed of the following test items:

  1. STRENGTH:
    1. Weight Pick-Up - The candidate will lift a fifty pound (50 lb) solid weight, holding it at waist height, and placing it on the ground. This section is scored on a Pass/Fail basis, and the candidate must pass this section in order to continue on with the rest of the test.
    2. Sit-Ups - The candidate will begin by lying on his or her back in a bent leg position (less than 90 degrees), with fingers interlaced behind the head. The candidate will raise his or her upper body so that the elbows touch the knees, and then lower back down to the starting position. Failure to sit fully upright, keep fingers interlaced behind the head, or keep hips down on the mat, will result in that repetition not being counted. The score is based on the number of sit-ups completed in one (1) minute.
  2. AGILITY:
    • Sidestep - Starting from a center line, the candidate sidesteps alternately first left, then right across two outside lines eight (8) feet apart. The score is based upon the number of lines crossed in fifteen (15) seconds
  3. SPEED:
    • The “90 Yard Dash” - The candidate will run three (3) laps around two (2) markers. The score is based on the candidate’s time to complete the run rounded to the nearest half second.
  4. ENDURANCE:
    1. Stair Climb - The candidate will climb up and down a standard four (4) flights of stairs, including stair landings. The score is based on the candidate’s time to complete the climb rounded to the nearest second.
    2. ¼ Mile Walk - The candidate will complete a quarter (1/4) mile walk in less than six (6) minutes. The score is based on the candidate’s time to complete the walk.

SCORING THE PHYSICAL FITNESS SCREENING TEST

Achievement Score Agility Strength (Sit-Ups) Speed Endurance (Walk) Endurance (Stair Climb) Total Physical Fitness Score Final Weighted Score
10 27+ 42+ 17.5 <2:59 60 sec 50 10
9 25-26 38-41 18-19.5 3:00-3:19 61-80 45-49 9
8 22-24 34-37 20.0-20.5 3:20-3:39 81-100 40-44 8
7 21 30-33 21.5-22.5 3:40-3:59 101-120 35-39 7
6 20 26-29 23.0-24.5 4:00-4:19 121-140 30-34 6
5 18-19 22-25 25.0-25.5 4:20-4:39 141-160 25-29 5
4 17 18-21 26.0-26.5 4:40-4:59 161-180 20-24 4
3 15-16 14-17 27.0-28.0 5:00-5:19 181-200 15-19 3
2 13-14 10-13 28.5-29.5 5:20-5:39 201-220 10-14 2
1 10-12 6-9 30.0-31.0 5:40-5:59 221-240 5-9 1
0 0-9 0-5 32.0+ 6.00+ 240+ 0-4 0

The candidate’s individual scores from the Strength, Agility, Speed, and Endurance sections will be combined for a Total Physical Fitness Score based on the sum of the individual achievement scores from each section of the test. The candidate will then be given a Final Weighted Score that correlates with his/her Total Physical Fitness Score. The candidate must pass the “Weight Pick-Up” in the Strength section of the test, and achieve a minimum Final Weighted Score of four (4) in order to successfully complete the Physical Fitness Screening Test. (Note: It is not necessary to reach the minimum satisfactory achievement level of four (4) for each test item, but all candidates must achieve a Final Weighted Score of four (4) or better to qualify.)

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Physical Fitness Screening Test For Bay Constable

In order to qualify for the position of Bay Constable, candidates are required to pass the Physical Fitness Screening Test. The components of the test and the criteria for successful completion are listed below. If a candidate fails one component of the test, he/she will not be permitted to move on to the remaining sections. Candidates should review and be familiar with the protocols and the qualifying criteria before the test date.

The Physical Fitness Screening Test is an individual performance test composed of the following test items:

  1. STRENGTH:
    1. Pull-Ups - From a hanging position, with hands facing outward, the candidate must pull his or her chin above the bar. This is a maximum effort test with no time limit. The score is based upon the number of pull-ups properly completed. A minimum of one (1) pull-up must be completed to pass this section and continue with the test.
    2. Push-Ups - The candidate will begin the test in a push-up position with hands approximately shoulder width apart, and continue by lowering his or her chest to the floor and pushing back up to the starting position. The candidate’s back must be kept straight at all times, and resting is only permitted in the “up” position. The repetition will not be counted if a candidate’s knees or torso touch the floor, or if the elbows do not fully extend. This is a maximum effort test with no time limit. The score is based on the number of push-ups properly completed. A minimum of ten (10) push-ups must be completed to pass this section and continue with the test.
    3. Sit-Ups - The candidate will begin by lying on his or her back in a bent leg position (less than 90 degrees), with fingers interlaced behind the head. The candidate will raise his or her upper body so that the elbows touch the knees, and then lower back down to the starting position. Failure to sit fully upright, keep fingers interlaced behind the head, or keep hips down on the mat, will result in that repetition not being counted. The score is based on the number of sit-ups completed in one (1) minute. A minimum of fifteen (15) sit-ups must be completed to pass this section and continue with the test.
  2. BALANCE / ENDURANCE:
    • Forward Lunge - The candidate will stand with feet shoulder width apart, chest lifted, chin up, and fingers interlaced and placed behind the neck. The candidate must then take a large step forward with his or her left foot, and perform a lunge by sinking straight down so the left knee is over the top of the foot, and the right knee lowers and touches the floor. The candidate will push back up to the starting position. The movement will then be repeated on the right leg. This is considered one (1) set of lunges. The candidate will continue to alternate between sides. The score is based on the number of sets completed in ninety (90) seconds. A minimum of five (5) sets must be completed to pass this section and continue with the test.
  3. SPEED:
    • The “90 Yard Dash” - The candidate will run three (3) laps around two (2) markers. The score is based on the candidate’s time to complete the run rounded to the nearest half second. The run must be completed in thirty (30) seconds or less in order to pass this section and continue with the test.
  4. SWIM:
    • The candidate will complete a one hundred (100) yard swim in a pool. Combination strokes may be used, but the candidate is not permitted to touch the wall or bottom of the pool. This section is scored on a Pass/Fail basis only.

SCORING THE PHYSICAL FITNESS SCREENING TEST

Achievement Score Strength (Pull-Ups) Strength (Push-Ups) Strength (Sit-Ups) Endurance/Balance Speed
10 7 21+ 41+ 17+ <23.5
9 6 19-20 36-40 15-16 24.0-24.5
8 5 17-18 32-35 13-14 25.0-25.5
7 4 16-17 28-31 11-12 26.0-26.5
6 3 14-15 23-27 9-10 27.0-27.5
5 2 12-13 20-22 7-8 28.0-28.5
4 1 10-11 15-19 5-6 29.0-30.0

The candidate’s individual scores from the Strength, Endurance/Balance, and Speed sections will be combined for a Total Score. The candidate must achieve a minimum score of four (4) in an individual event in order to move on to the next section. However, the candidate must achieve an overall Total Score of twenty-five (25) in order to move on to the Swim section. The candidate must achieve a Total Score of twenty-five (25) AND pass the Swim section in order to successfully complete the Physical Fitness Screening Test for Bay Constables.

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