Physical Capacity Testing

Applicants to the NSW Police Force who have successfully progressed beyond the initial vetting stage of the recruitment process will be required to undertake Physical Capacity Testing. The tests are designed to replicate the physical stresses encountered during training at the Police Academy and whilst performing the inherent roles of an operational Police officer.

Prior to testing you will be provided with a Physical Capacity Pre Exercise questionnaire that is to be completed on the date of the test.   You are reminded that when completing this form you are to exercise the strictest honesty and truthfulness.  Any failure to include accurate information will be treated as an integrity issue and will result in a failed application.

You will be notified by the Recruitment Branch when to attend a physical capacity testing day.  Be prepared to undertake the test at any time from the commencement of your application.

We are currently developing opportunities for the physical capacity assessments to occur at selected regional centres for applicants residing in regional locations.

The Testing

Applicants will be given two (2) opportunities to attend and successfully complete all elements.

The tests are:

Physical Capacity Test Standards
 HandgripProne BridgeVertical JumpPush Up'sIllinois AgilityMulti-stage Fitness
Minimum Standard30kg on each hand90 seconds30cm or greater2520 seconds or lessLevel 7.1
Attempts Allowed212121
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