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Fitness Testing for the New York State Police Department

Recruits for New York State Police Department 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 This information is presented for discussion and may be out of date - for the latest information see current official sources.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 New York State Police Physical Ability Test is designed to assess two fitness components, dynamic strength and cardiovascular endurance. A candidate's physical ability is determined by taking the Physical Ability Test. Minimum entry level fitness standards have been set at the 50th percentile based upon the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research. To successfully graduate from the Academy, candidates must attain a minimum fitness level at the 70th percentile, as listed below.

Minimum Physical Fitness Standards - 70th Percentile

  Female Candidates Male Candidates
Age Group: 20-29 30-39 20-29 30-39
Sit-ups (one minute) 41 32 45 41
Push-ups 24 18 41 34
1.5 Mile Run (minutes) 13:53 14:24 10:47 11:34

details retrieved from in May 2013

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