Physical Agility Assessment

All police applicants are required to take a physical agility assessment examination. The recommended entrance performance standards are listed below. The results of the physical agility assessment will be forwarded to the applicant's sponsoring agency. Recruits are required to pass the physical agility examination at mid-term and at graduation as a condition of attendance and graduation. Contact the Basic Training Supervisor for questions at (314) 889-8618 or email to jkelly@stlouisco.com.

The physical fitness assessment exam is conducted at the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy, 1266 Sutter Ave., St. Louis, Missouri. (More Info)

Applicants should wear appropriate attire for participation in physical activities, i.e. gym shorts, T-shirt, running shoes and gym socks.

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Recommended Entry Level Physical Agility Standards


  • Run 1.5 Miles: Must run 29 laps on an indoor track within the maximum time allowed
  • Sit-ups: Must be completed within one minute - proper form
  • Push-ups: Must be completed within one minute - proper form

Please note: Some departments may have different standards--higher or lower--to qualify for entry into the Academy. However, all recruits must meet the same standards to pass the mid-term PT test approximately 12 weeks into the program. The standards below are those recommended by the Academy staff, based on Cooper Institute research, as being the minimum most likely to assure success, and have been approved by the Academy Board of Managers.


MEN

AGE:

21-29 30-39 40-49 50-older
1.5 Mile Run 12:18 12:51 13:53 14:55
Sit-ups 40 36 31 26
Push-ups 33 27 21 15


WOMEN 

AGE:

21-29 30-39 40-49 50-older
1.5 Mile Run 14:55 15:26 16:27 17:24
Sit-ups 35 27 22 17
Push-ups 26 21 15 13


Mid-term Physical Agility Standards

MEN

AGE:

21-29 30-39 40-49 50-older
1.5 Mile Run 11:49 12:38 13:22 14:40
Sit-ups 41 37 32 27
Push-ups 35 29 22 17


WOMEN 

AGE:

21-29 30-39 40-49 50-older
1.5 Mile Run 14:35 15:20 16:12 17:14
Sit-ups 37 28 23 19
Push-ups 29 23 17 15


All standards approved: CMPA Board of Managers - 05/2008


St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy
1266 Sutter Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63133-1934

Voice: (314) 889-8600
Fax: (314) 863-2317

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