Recruits for Texas 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 This information is presented for discussion and may be out of date - for the latest information see current official sources.
(The following information was retrieved in Oct 2013 from www.dps.texas.gov)
Applicants for the position of trooper are subject to Physical Readiness Testing (PRT).
All applicants must complete the Physical Readiness Testing, which consists of:
- One and a half (1 ½) mile run.
- Abdominal Crunch.
All applicants will be initially tested in the field. Those applicants that cannot pass the PRT will not be allowed to continue in the process. Once accepted to the academy, all new recruits will be tested at the beginning of the recruit school. Those applicants who cannot pass the PRT will be rejected from attending the academy.