Fitness Assessment


The physical fitness assessment consists of a 1.0 mile run, push-ups and sit-ups. Candidates are expected to be able to complete a minimum of 15 push-ups (no time limit) and 25 sit-ups (1 min.), and complete the 1.0 mile run in under 10:00 minutes without stopping or walking any portion.

The overall fitness test encompasses use of a level floor and outdoor running track. For safety reasons, the use of all forms of music devices is prohibited during the testing process. 

Fitness Protocols

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The physical demands of the position require applicants to be in good health. Individuals should consult with a medical or health professional before beginning any new exercise, nutrition, or supplementation program or if any personal health questions arise after reviewing the contents of this guide.

The Scottsdale Police Department's Physical Performance Requirements are:  

Push Ups (no time limit)


Sit Ups (1 min.)


1 Mile Run (Min/Sec)


Police Officer Recruit/Trainee candidates who successfully complete the entire selection/hiring process, will be required to attend the academy.  For information on Arizona police academies visit the State of Arizona Peace Officer Training Academies information pagelinks to external site.

Candidates are encouraged to review the assessment protocols. Questions concerning this portion of the selection process should be directed to the Police Personnel Unit at 480-312-1943links to external site.

The Scottsdale Police Personnel Unit reserves the right to change this process.

Contact Information

Background Investigations Unit
P:  480-312-HIRE (4473)

For Scottsdale P.D. employment inquiries, email [email protected]

The City of Scottsdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer