The Hutto Police Department uses the 30th percentile of the law enforcement Cooper Standard for entry level physical fitness testing. Applicants must complete following requirements in order to continue in the hiring process:

Sit-ups-        28 in one minute
300m Sprint-  70 seconds
Push-ups-      24 in one minute
1.5 mile run-   15:55 minutes 
Hutto Police Department
Fitness Assessment Procedures

1 Minute Sit-Up Test
Muscular endurance is defined as the ability to contract the muscle repeatedly over a specific period of time without undue fatigue.  This test measures abdominal muscular endurance.
Officer must recover for at least 1-2 minutes after the vertical jump prior to sit up test.

Procedures
1.    The officer starts by lying on the back with their knees bent, feet flat on the floor, with the fingers laced and held behind the head.  Avoid pulling on the head with the hands.  The buttocks must remain on the floor with no thrusting of the hips.
2.    A partner holds the feet down firmly using their hands.
3.    The officer then performs as many correct sit ups as possible in one minute
4.    In the up position, the officer should touch elbows to knees and then return until the shoulder blades touch the floor.
5.    Score is total number of correct sit ups.  Any resting should be done in the up position.
6.    Breathing should be as normal as possible.  Exhaling on the way up and inhaling on the way down is strongly recommended.  Do not hold your breath.
7.    Neck remains in the neutral position.
8.    Do not pull on the neck or head.

Passing Scores
New Hire Applicants- 28            


300 Meter Run
Anaerobic activities are those that are done in the absence of oxygen. That is, they use energy sources that are already present in the muscle. This source of energy is limited, and so anaerobic activities are of relatively short duration. For example, sprinting, jumping, dodging, pushing or pulling an object a short distance is anaerobic activity. The 300 meter run and vertical are the fitness tests that measure these three anaerobic areas: speed sprinting, agility speed movements and explosive leg power.

Officer should recover for at least 5 minutes after sit up test prior to 300 meter run.

Equipment
400 meter track
Stop watch

Procedures
1.    Warm up and stretching should be performed prior to test
2.    On 400 meter track, officer runs ¾ of a lap on the inside lane at maximal level of effort.  Officer may also use the start point for 300 meters and be designated a lane on the track.  Officer must remain in that lane till they cross the finish line.
3.    Score is time to complete distance
4.    Officer should walk for 3-5 minutes immediately following test to cool down. This is an important safety consideration.

Passing Scores
New Hire Applicants- 70 Seconds

1 Minute Push-Up Test
This test measures muscular endurance of the upper body.

Officer should recover for at least 5-10 minutes after the 300 Meter Run prior to the push up test.

Procedures
1.    The hands are placed slightly wider than shoulder width apart, with fingers pointed forward.  The administrator/partner places one fist on the floor below the subject’s chest.  If a male is testing a female, a 3 inch sponge may be placed under the sternum to substitute for the fist.  The feet cannot be braced against anything.
2.    Starting from the up position, elbows extended, the officer must keep the back straight at all times and lower the body to the ground until chest touches the administrator/partner’s fist.  Officer then returns to the up position.  This is one repetition.  The modified push up is not used in this test.
3.    Resting should be done in the up position.  Both hands must remain in contact with the floor at all times.  No piking or arching is allowed at any time; the back must keep the back straight.
4.    The total number of correct pushups in 1 minute is recorded as the score.

Passing Scores
New Hire Applicants- 24

1.5 Mile Run Test
This measures aerobic power or cardiovascular endurance, the ability to sustain rhythmic movement of large muscle groups for a period of time. The test consists of running/walking 1.5 miles as fast as possible.

Officers should recover for at least 5 minutes after the push-up test and for at least 20-30 minutes after the 300 meter run test prior to 1.5 mile run.

Officers should warm up and stretch prior to the test for 3-5 minutes.

Equipment
400 Meter track & Stop watch

Procedures
1.    Officers should not eat a heavy meal or smoke for at least 2-3 hours prior to the test.  Officers should warm up and stretch thoroughly prior to the test.
2.    If possible, each officer should have experienced some practice in pacing prior to the test.  Often officers will attempt to run too fast early in the run and become fatigued prematurely.  
3.    The officer runs 1.5 miles as fast as possible.  When using a 400 meter track, an additional 15 yards must be run after the 6th lap is completed.
4.    During the administration of the test, the officers can be informed of their lap times.  Finish times should be called out and recorded.
5.    Upon test completion, a mandatory cool down period is enforced.  Officers should walk slowly for about 5 minutes immediately after the run to prevent pooling of the blood in the lower extremities which reduces the return of blood to the heart and may cause cardiac arrhythmia.

Passing Scores
New Hire Applicants- 15:55