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Details of the Job Related Fitness Test


1. How often your officers have to perform fitness tests, as part of their duties

2. Details of the fitness test (What they are required to perform)

3. How many officers failed their fitness test from 01/01/15 to 01/01/16

4. What happens when an officer fails a fitness test.


1. The Job related Fitness Test (JRFT) became mandatory for Police Officers in January 2015. Police officers are required to undertake the JRFT as part of their personal protective equipment (PPE) refresher training. This test is not applicable to any other role.

2. The annual job related fitness test involves: 

A 15 meter shuttle run/bleep test which is split into two parts. This includes a warm up from Level 0 to Level 3. Officers are then taken through a series of lower body stretches. Officers are then required to run from Level 0 to Level 5.4 of the 15 metre shuttle run. Both elements must be completed to pass the test. 

3. 6 Police officers failed the test in 2015.

4. The College of Policing requires officers to be progressed to Unsatisfactory Performance Procedures (UPP) after three unsatisfactory attempts.

FOI reference: 916/16.

Date of request: 14.07.16.