Police fitness test

MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), has recently warned that overweight police officers have no place on the force and has welcomed the introduction of compulsory fitness tests. However, concerns have been raised that the finesses tests are biased against women. What action is being taken to ensure that MPS officers are fit enough to perform their roles, and ensure that all officers are given the support they need to pass?


Answer for Police fitness test

Answer for Police fitness test

Answered By: 
The Mayor

All MPS officers have access to training plans and access to gym facilities.  The MPS also offer female only training sessions run by their Personal Training Instructors (PTIs).

The overall pass rate for MPS officers is 97.5% which is consistent with the national average.

Officers who fail the fitness test have a 1:1 consultation with a PTI and a tailored development plan before re-taking the test.