Thinking about applying to the Toledo Police Department? Ever wondered what the fitness requirements are to get into our academy? You’re in luck. Our new vlog shows you what to expect and the proper form, on which applicants are judged, for push-ups and sit-ups. It’s never too early to get to work.
Ready for a challenge?
In conjunction with the Take it Off Toledo wellness campaign, we’d like to suggest testing yourself on our fitness standards. Record yourself doing as many sit-ups as possible, with the correct form, for one minute. Same for push-ups. Next, lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement (or track or treadmill) and log a 1.5-mile run. Snap a screen shot of your time. Post all three to social media and tag the Toledo Police Department (and use #takeitofftoledo). Retest yourself every week and track your progress.
The challenge is open to everyone, so get the whole family involved. See if you have what it takes to pass our fitness test.
Fitness standards are based on age and sex. To find yours, visit tpdhire.com and click on “applicant fitness standards.”
If you’re interested in joining our team, go to TPDHire.com.
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Video & Edit: Sergeant Gabe Greenwalt & Sgt. Paul Davis, Toledo Police Social Media Team