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Marine Patrol Officer Physical Fitness Test

There is a $35.00 non-refundable fee for this test.

The following three test items constitute the physical fitness REQUIREMENT for entrance in the Basic Police School. Applicants will be required to successfully complete each test at the 40th percentile standard (see chart) based on age and gender within one month from the start of basic training.

  1. One minute push-up test
  2. One minute sit-up test
  3. 1.5 mile run

Physical Fitness Test Standards Chart

One-minute push-up test

You will assume the standard position for a push-up which is the body rigid and back straight with the toes tucked under and the hands approximately shoulder-width apart in the up-position. An administrator will place a 4-inch measuring device directly between and in line with your hands on the floor and under you. With the back and remainder of the body straight are all times, you will lower the body towards the floor until your sternum touches the device being held by the administrator’s hand. You will then push to the fully extended “up” position. This will complete one repetition. You will complete as may correct push-ups as possible in a one minute period. You may rest only in the up-position.

Scoring: The total number of correct push-ups.

One-minute sit-up test

You will lie down on your back with knees bent and heels flat on the floor. A partner will hold the your feet down. Your hands will be placed clasped behind your head. Fingers are interlocked throughout the exercise. A correct sit-up is performed by sitting up until the upper body is perpendicular to the floor. Usually this will mean that your elbows must touch the top of your knees or extend beyond your lower legs. The complete sit-up is finished by returning to a full lying position (upper back touching the floor) before starting the next sit-up. The test will begin in the upright position. You will perform as many sit-ups as possible in a one minute period.

Scoring: Your total number of correct sit-ups

1.5 mile run

The applicant will walk, jog, run, or any combination thereof, a distance of one and one-half miles. A measured, relatively level course will be used, such as an indoor or outdoor track. Exact distances will be indicated. A monitor will keep record of the distance and time the applicant has completed. If using a track, the assigned monitor will inform the applicant at the end of each lap the cumulative running time.

Scoring: The time it takes to finish 1.5 miles

Physical Fitness Test Standards

The chart below shows the standards for the 40th percentile in each category.

Physical Fitness Test Standards Chart
Fitness Test
Male Age
Female Age
 
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Push-up test
29
24
18
13
15
11
9
3
Sit-up test
38
35
29
24
32
25
20
14
1.5 mile run
12.51’
13.36’
14.29’
15.26’
15.26’
15.57’
16.58’
17.55’