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South Australia Police Trials Female-Friendly Fitness Tests

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Police have scrapped the “discriminatory’’ physical fitness entry test for recruits and are trialling a new testing model that will ensure it is easier for women to join SAPOL. Continue reading South Australia Police Trials Female-Friendly Fitness Tests

Ontario Provincial Police Officer Wins Provincial Physique Competition

Nottawasaga OPP Const. Reggie Dava recently won first place in the masters and open categories at the Ontario Physique Association (OPA) provincial competition in Toronto.

Dava, who has been a police officer for eight years, also won first place overall at the event.

He is now preparing to compete at the national competition in Halifax in July.

Dava qualified for the provincials after sweeping the regional tournament, which took place last month in Mississauga, just after his 40th birthday.

Fitness has always been an integral part of his life, including a short stint many years ago playing semi-professional football before moving to Ontario from the United States.

It wasn’t until the fall of last year that he was able to find the time between his demanding career and looking after his three kids to start training for the event.

Read more in Simcoe.

Source: m.simcoe.com

Overweight and Unfit Police Officers Face the Boot If They Fail To Pass Fitness Tests

Overweight and unfit police officers face losing their jobs if they repeatedly fail fitness tests, Britain’s most senior officer said. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said the standard of the annual “bleep” test officers must pass to continue working in the force is “too low”.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe made these comments during an interview covered by the London Evening Standard. He also revealed his love for opera and TV police drama.

Source: www.standard.co.uk

UK Police Fitness Test Proposals As Used In Northern Ireland Too Tough?

The bleep test has been criticised as too easy but there are fears toughening it up could be particularly hard on woman officers.

Proposals to toughen up the basic police fitness test are coming under criticism for being too hard for many officers.

A recommendation in the 2012 Winsor report on the future of policing called for more rigorous exercises which test endurance and strength.

Currently, the annual mandatory test is the traditional timed bleep test – running to and fro on a 15-metre track up to a certain level.

Source: news.sky.com