Thinking about joining the police? Here’s the info you’ll need on what fitness criteria are required to make the grade.
For the New Zealand Police PAT (Physical Appraisal Test) you will be tested on four basic elements. These are:
- The time it takes for you to run 2.4 kilometres
Under 20 years age: 10 min 51 seconds
20 – 29 years: 10 min 15 seconds
30 – 34 years: 10 min 50 seconds
35 – 39 years: 11 min 30 seconds
40+ years: 12 min 15 seconds
Under 20 years : 12 min 54 seconds
20 – 29 years: 11 min 50 seconds
30 – 34 years: 12 min 25 seconds
35 – 39 years: 13 min 10 seconds
40+ years: 14 min 10 seconds
- Your vertical jump ability. For men this should be at least 48cm; for women, at least 40cm.
- The number of correctly executed continuous press-ups you can do. For men this should be 34 or more; for women, 20 or more.
- A test of your grip strength which ensures you have the grip and forearm strength to operate firearms and to restrain and handcuff people. For men the combined total of both hands should be at least 96kg; for women, at least 52kg.
There is also a Physical Competency Test (PCT) which involves 12 physical tasks including a 200 metre run, pushing a trailer, walking along a raised beam, crawling under hurdles, and climbing through a window.
Creative Action can help you get to the required fitness levels, to discuss this more with Ange, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/text 021 141 5982. There are also PAT rehearsals run by the police force so you can give it a go before taking the real test.
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