Fitness Tests (5105_14)

Request

1. Please supply details of how many officers and civilian staff have failed fitness tests over the past five years, or the period available within the scope of the act.

2. Please supply details of how many people took such tests.

3. Please supply details of any disciplinary action taken against officers or staff who failed tests.

4. Please provide any further details about the nature of fitness tests used by the force if available.

Response

See attached (5105_attachment_01.pdf).

Please note, questions 1, 2 and 3 relate only to: Police Officer Recruits, Dog Unit and Firearms Unit. No records for this period have been retained for the Operational Support Unit, Specials or PCSOs.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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