Ever wondered how fit you need to be for the police force?
Well now you can see for yourself.
West Yorkshire Police has released a video of an officer carrying out a fitness test to share what’s actually involved as part of a recruitment initiative.
Pc Amjad Ditta is Postive Action Co-ordinator for West Yorkshire and offered to be put through his paces.
Watch him here!
He was spurred on by the Examiner and other followers after he joked about being filmed doing the fitness test on Twitter.
Pc Amjad said: “The idea is to dispel myths surrounding what’s involved in the fitness test by doing a live stream on Facebook.
“It’s also to create transparency in the force.
“When you tell people what’s involved it doesn’t mean much but a quick video will do the job in seconds.
“People think it must be horrendous but its actually quite easily achievable.”
The test consists of an endurance test of timed sprints between fixed points.
Pc Amjad explains “Referred to as the ‘bleep test’, you will be asked to keep running between two points which are 15 metres apart. The speed you must run is strictly dictated by a ‘bleep’, and the time allowed running one ‘shuttle’ will get shorter as the level increases.
“You must reach Level 5.4 to pass for Pc entry level.
“For other roles in the force the fitness requirement varies, depending on the duties of the role, for example Fire Arms officers carries a higher fitness level.”
The fitness test is one of the final elements of the recruitment process which has several stages.
Pc Amjad added: “Applicants can submit an online application, if they are taken to the next stage they be invited to a half day assessment centre which includes role plays and written tests.
“The final stages are an inforce interview, the fitness test, a medical examination and reference checking.”