Police fitness tests reveal which counties have the quickest cops

Police fitness tests reveal which counties have the quickest cops

Police fitness tests reveal which counties have the quickest cops

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WILTSHIRE bobbies are beating Gloucestershire when it comes to fitness according to the College of Policing.

The figures, released before the start of mandatory fitness testing this September, have revealed the difference in pass rates between the two counties.

Wiltshire achieved an overall pass rate of 99.3 per cent in its fitness tests, with all of the men passing and women achieving a pass rate of 97.7 per cent.

Gloucestershire police did not fare so well, recording an overall pass rate of 92.5 per cent - 91.8 per cent and 93.9 per cent for male and female officers respectively.

The percentage of male officers passing across the UK was 99 per cent while 94 per cent of female officers made the grade.

The statistics, published by the College of Policing, included the results of around 30,000 tests taken between May and March this year.

Rose Bartlett, from the College of Policing, said: “The results show that the vast majority of officers tested are fit.

“The new guidance issued to forces has been designed to provide supportive measures to help officers to pass and the College has now commissioned research in order to understand why women and older officers have a lower pass rate."

Only two forces, Humberside and Surrey, managed 100 per cent success in their tests and the worst force for fitness was North Yorkshire Police which saw 16.2 per cent of officers fail.

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5:24pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Col Mustard says...

In the interest of accurate reporting and what this article should have said without the "spin"...

Gloucestershire police third unfittest in the country

Gloucestershire Constabulary has come third from bottom in a fitness test carried out across 32 forces in England and Wales, with only North Yorkshire and Northamptonshire producing lower pass rates.

Yorkshire famous for Puddings ! Nottingham famous for Pork Farms Pork Pies ! and Gloucestershire famous for ...............

The first correct answer wins a tour around Greggs the Baker.

Wasnt our MP seen getting the nation fit the other day serving fatburgers in a certain establishment ?
In the interest of accurate reporting and what this article should have said without the "spin"... Gloucestershire police third unfittest in the country Gloucestershire Constabulary has come third from bottom in a fitness test carried out across 32 forces in England and Wales, with only North Yorkshire and Northamptonshire producing lower pass rates. Yorkshire famous for Puddings ! Nottingham famous for Pork Farms Pork Pies ! and Gloucestershire famous for ............... The first correct answer wins a tour around Greggs the Baker. Wasnt our MP seen getting the nation fit the other day serving fatburgers in a certain establishment ? Col Mustard
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5:26pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Col Mustard says...

Correction Northampton home of Dunkleys Pies
Correction Northampton home of Dunkleys Pies Col Mustard
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6:09am Wed 20 Aug 14

Crispin Mount says...

Glos plods were too lazy to catch the big cheeses implicated in the Cotswold Water Park scandal
Glos plods were too lazy to catch the big cheeses implicated in the Cotswold Water Park scandal Crispin Mount
  • Score: 1

6:34am Wed 20 Aug 14

Col Mustard says...

On the subject of Cheese and plod I have not forgot the heavy handed Police action bullying an old lady who supplies the cheese for the Coopers Hill event ! ...

Gloucestershire Constabulary
"Tough on Cheese and the causes of Cheese"
On the subject of Cheese and plod I have not forgot the heavy handed Police action bullying an old lady who supplies the cheese for the Coopers Hill event ! ... Gloucestershire Constabulary "Tough on Cheese and the causes of Cheese" Col Mustard
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12:38pm Wed 20 Aug 14

kjag23 says...

Perhaps they impounded the cheeses for 'evidence' and examined them carefully on slices of toast.
Perhaps they impounded the cheeses for 'evidence' and examined them carefully on slices of toast. kjag23
  • Score: 3

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