Fitness Assessment


The physical fitness assessment consists of a 1.5 mile run, push-ups and sit-ups. You must be able to complete a minimum of 19 push-ups (no time limit) and 28 sit-ups within one minute, and complete the 1.5 mile run in under 14:18 minutes without stopping or walking any portion.

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

Fitness Protocols

Run Picture

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 Minute)


1.5 Mile Run (Min/Sec)


These physical performance requirements are set at the minimum to pass the City of Scottsdale testing process.  

If you are given a conditional job offer, you must pass a re-fitness test.  The re-fitness tests consists of a 3-mile run, push-ups and sit-ups.  You must be able to again complete a minimum of 19 push-ups (no time limit) and 28 sit-ups within one minute; however, the length of the run increases to 3 miles and must be completed in under 30:00 minutes without stopping or walking any portion.

If you successfully complete the entire testing/hiring process, police officer recruits 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.

Applicants are encouraged to review the test protocols. Questions concerning this portion of the test 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

Scottsdale Police Department - Background Investigations Unit
P:  480-312-1943links to external site (Scottsdale P.D. employment inquiries only)

The City of Scottsdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer