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Fitness Testing for Kentucky Law Enforcement

Recruits for Kentucky Law Enforcement are required to undergo a fitness assessment as part of the recruitment process. Below is some information about the fitness test requirements and standards. This information is presented for discussion and may be out of date - for the latest information see current official sources.

Assessment Tests

(The following information was retrieved in April 2013 from

The current test battery was developed by Drs Bryant Stamford and Robert Moffatt in 2009. The test consists of five components, conducted in the following order over a three hour period.

The table below shows the physical performance points distribution for each of the tests. Candidates must achieve a overall minimum of 50 points in total to pass.

Test 9 pts 9.5 pts 10 pts 10.5 pts 11 pts
Bench Press 55.3% 59.7% 64% 68.5% > 73%
Sit Ups 13 16 18 - > 18
300m  Run 68 67 65 - < 65
Push Ups 14 17 20 23 > 25
1.5 Mile Run 17:56 17:34 17:12 16:44 < 16:15

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