Fitness Tests for Police Officers (FOI)
Fitness Tests for Police Officers (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 07 November 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
How many police officers have completed a Job Related Fitness Test every year from 2020 to date?
How many Police Officers failed the Job Related Fitness Test for the same period?
Of those who failed the Job Related Fitness Test, were any subsequently dismissed as a result for the same period?
The Job Related Fitness Test has been in place since 2018 and is undertaken by all warranted Police Officers on an annual basis. There are currently 213 serving Police Officers. Details of the numbers of police officers from previous years have been released as part of previous request:
States of Jersey Police Staffing (FOI)
The only exception covered a period of approximately 8 months from late 2019 into 2020 during the Covid pandemic.
During the entire time periods specified, the numbers who have failed are fewer than 5 and therefore this information is withheld in order to prevent officers being identified. Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
As a reasonable adjustment, Officers are offered the Chester Treadmill Police Walk Test as an alternative test.
There have been no officers dismissed as a result of failing their fitness test.
Article 25 - Personal information
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(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and
(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.