Get ready because you are about to be tested mentally and physically. Becoming a state trooper will take mental toughness, stamina, intelligence, and endurance. Before you even get to state police training academy, it is important to make sure you can meet the minimum requirements. The state trooper training academy is one of the toughest things you’ll probably ever have to go through in your life, so you want to be ready.
The minimum fitness requirements are different from state to state, but here are just some general information:
- 40 push-ups in less than 2 minutes
- 50 sit-ups in less than 2 minutes
- 1.5 mile run in less than 15:12
- 300 meter run in less than 60 seconds
- chin-ups & flexibility test
There may be other testing such as dummy drag, obstacle course run, fence climb, or trigger pull. That’s why I encourage anybody who is interested in being a state police officer to start training for the test as soon as you can. Don’t wait until the last minute to start training for the physical fitness test.
Another important thing, please don’t follow a one-size-fits-all workout program that you find over the internet. It is recommended you follow a police specific workout program uniquely designed for police officers.
It is most important to get used to walking fast because you will do this everyday at the state police training academy. Even though you want to make sure you can meet the minimum requirements, you will want to make sure you can eventually meet the recommended requirements. As a state trooper you need to strive for the best and that includes your testing.
Here are the recommended scores:
- 60+ push-ups within 2 minutes
- 60+ sit-ups within 2 minutes
- 12+ chin-ups
- 1.5 mile run within 12 minutes
- 300 meter run within 40-45 second