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Fitness Testing for USA Police Departments

Recruits for State Police Departments around the US are required to undergo fitness assessments as part of the recruitment process and also sometimes ongoing tests once they are employed. Below are links to some information about the fitness test requirements and standards for different departments around the US. This information is presented as examples and for discussion and may be out of date - for the latest information see current official sources.


Federal Law Enforcement: FBI, Secret Service

The fitness testing requirements for the Police Departments of the following regions.

National LawFit Challenge

The National LawFit Challenge is an annual event where hundreds of police officers compete in fitness tests and obstacles to determine who has the most physically fit law enforcement officers in the country. All law enforcement agencies in the United States can participate.

The LawFit Challenge consists of a series of six fitness and job related competitive events:

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