Even though you do not have to be in excellent shape in order to become a police officer, you do have to be physically fit and strong enough to be considered a good candidate for the force. The police fitness test is designed to check whether you have the physical ability you will need to work on the police force. There are two separate portions of the police bleep fitness test, the endurance test and the police bleep test which is also known as the shuttle run. Here is an overview of what the bleep test is and what is involved in it.
The Police Bleep Test
During the Police bleep test, you will be asked to repeatedly run between two markers placed fifteen metres apart. You will be directed to synchronise your speed with a beep noise that sounds at specific set intervals. The goal is to reach each marker at the sound of the beep. If you get to the marker before you hear the sound, you are running too quickly and you’ll have to wait until you hear the sound before turning back to run to the other marker. And, if you hear the sound before you reach the marker, you are going too slowly and must increase your speed to catch up with the next audible beep.
Every candidate taking the bleep test begins at level 1 where the beeps are 7 seconds apart. For some candidates, this will mean simply maintaining a fast walking pace to keep in sync’. The test progresses at each level with the sounds getting closer together. This means you will have to gradually increase your speed to keep pace with the beep. To successfully pass the bleep test, you will be required to keep in time with the beeps until four beeps have sounded past level 5. This is what is known as level 5.4.
To pass the bleep test, you must:
Run for a total of 3 minutes, 35 seconds
Reach the 5.4 level
Run for a total distance of 525 metres
Hear 35 total beeps
It’s important to know that some forces do not allow candidates to run past level 5.4. Other forces allow candidates to continue to their own stopping points. This is why, when practising the beep test, you should not allow 5.4 to be your mental stopping point but instead go on past this.
Pass Police Tests can help you pass the Police bleep test. We offer a downloadable booklet that tells you exactly what is required of you and how to practice. You will also get a practice beep test that comes in a .mp3 file you can save to any of your devices. Additionally, the booklet tells you what to expect on your medical and will give you links to other sites that can help you get fit and healthy. Why risk failing the bleep test when you can pass it confidently with the help of Pass Police Tests?