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 and the final PT exam near the end of 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 12:29 12:53 13:50 15:14
Sit-ups 38 35 29 24
Push-ups 29 24 18 13

WOMEN 

AGE:

21-29 30-39 40-49 50-older
1.5 Mile Run 15:05 15:56 17:11 19:10
Sit-ups 32 25 20 14
Push-ups 15 11 9 7

Mid-term Physical Agility Standards

MEN

AGE:

21-29 30-39 40-49 50-older
1.5 Mile Run 12:11 12:44 13:25 14:35
Sit-ups 39 36 30 25
Push-ups 31 25 19 14

WOMEN 

AGE:

21-29 30-39 40-49 50-older
1.5 Mile Run 14:33 15:35 16:46 18:39
Sit-ups 34 26 21 16
Push-ups 17 13 10 8

Final Exam Physical Agility Standards

MEN

AGE:

21-29 30-39 40-49 50-older
1.5 Mile Run 11:58 12:25 13:05 14:33
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 14:15 15:14 16:13 18:05
Sit-ups 35 27 22 17
Push-ups 18 14 11 9


All standards approved: CMPA Board of Managers - 06/2015


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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