Tom Symonds tries the fitness test
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Police fitness: BBC reporter takes the test

From September, for the first time, every police officer will have to pass an annual fitness test.

The proposal follows a recommendation from the Winsor review of police pay and conditions.

The test involves a "shuttle run" which instructors say should be the minimum standard for a serving police officer.

Tom Symonds tried out the test with Surrey Police. The force says it has seen improvements since regular fitness tests were introduced.

  • 07 Aug 2013
  • From the section UK
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