THAMES Valley Police officers scored a 97 per cent pass rate in a new national fitness test.
The tests were taken between March and May and were brought in after recommendations made by Chief Inspector of Constabulary Tom Winsor.
A total of 2,048 out of 4,212 officers in Thames Valley, which covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, took part.
They were run by the College of Policing and the only forces with a 100 per cent pass rate were Humberside and Surrey.
The average score across the country, out of 32 forces who took part in more than 13,000 tests, was 97.5 per cent.
The test involves running between two lines 50ft apart at an increasing pace set by bleeps.
From September the test will become mandatory and officers will be expected to pass it on an annual basis.
The force with the worst pass rate was North Yorkshire with 83.8 per cent, where 74 officers took part.
The college’s Rose Bartlett said: “The results show that the vast majority of officers tested are fit.
“The new guidance issued to forces has been designed to provide supportive measures to help officers to pass.”
- Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone's contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.
11:20am Monday 28th July 2014
What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.
Our top stories
8:30am Thursday 30th July 2015
A DIGGER is now on the scene at Brasenose Driftway where police say canisters containing an unknown substance have caused soil contamination.
6:30am Thursday 30th July 2015
COUNCIL leader Matthew Barber yesterday said decisions over the failed £100 million West Way scheme were made “in good faith”.
6:19pm Thursday 30th July 2015
PLANS to invest £5m in a homeless housing scheme to combat a crisis in temporary accommodation in Oxford have been backed by councillors.
4:15pm Thursday 30th July 2015
A MAN has been arrested after an attempted rape in Sandford-on-Thames earlier today.
INCREASING numbers of people apparently taking nitrous oxide gas in north Oxfordshire has prompted police to issue a warning on the dangers.
10:14am Thursday 30th July 2015
A FAMILY of five escaped with their lives from a serious fire at their home in Bicester last night.