To become an Officer within
Hertfordshire Constabulary you must be fit and in general good
health. Along with checks on your General Health you will need to
be able to complete two physical tests within the pass mark scales
required by Hertfordshire Constabulary. These are as
There will be two lines set out at
a distance of 15m apart. You will be required to run between these
lines at the sound of the ‘Bleeps’ – each run between the lines is
called a ‘shuttle’.
As the test proceeds, the interval
between each bleep reduces, requiring the candidates to run faster
between the points. Total running time is about 3 minutes 40
Reaching level 5.4 isn't easy without practice and unfortunately we
have heard many stories of applicants who have failed because they
did not practice.
The bleep test for police officers has been set to level 5.4
(35ml/kg/min) as it reflects a level of health and fitness that is
You are required to be able to run
4 shuttles at level 5 – the speed you need to run at for four
shuttles, at level five, is approximately 10 km/h.
Those who do not reach the final
line within the Bleep test time will fail this test.