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Correctional Security Physical Fitness Requirements

Physical Fitness Requirements:

The Physical Fitness Assessment consists of three basic tests. Each test has been proven to have scientific validity and is modeled after the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy.  The entry assessment will be conducted during the pre-employment process.  An entrance assessment will be administered prior to the start of the Training Academy.  A mid-point assessment will be administered prior to Week 6 of the Training Academy to determine fitness for completion of academy.  A final assessment will be administered near the conclusion of the Training Academy to determine the improved fitness level.

  1. 1 minute sit-up test
    This is a measure of the muscular endurance of the abdominal muscles. It’s an important area for performing tasks that may involve the use of force and is an important area for maintaining good posture and minimizing lower back problems. The score is calculated by the number of bent leg sit-ups performed in 1 minute.
  2. 1 minute push-up test
    This test requires the person to push their own weight off the floor and is used to evaluate upper body endurance strength relative to their body weight. Low levels of muscular endurance indicates inefficiency in movement and a low capacity to perform work. The score is calculated by the number of push-ups performed in 1 minute.  Females are tested with bent legs.
  3. 1.5 mile walk/run
    This is a timed run designed to measure the heart and vascular system's capability to transport oxygen. It is an important area for performing tasks involving stamina and endurance and to minimize the risk of cardiovascular problems. The score is calculated time taken to cover 1.5 miles (An extra 50 seconds is added to the allotted time for high altitude consideration – candidates testing at a higher elevation who are accustomed to a lower elevation).

Pre-Employment Standards

All candidates for any correctional security position (Officer to Major) must complete the physical fitness assessment for continued consideration for employment.     

Training Academy Standards

All employees entering the Wyoming Department of Corrections Training Academy in a correctional security position will complete three physical fitness assessments during the nine-week academy as outlined below:

Assessment 1: Completed on the day before the academy starts.  Each employee will be placed on a physical fitness plan to assist them in meeting or maintaining the standard required to complete the academy.

Assessment 2: Completed the day before the sixth week of the academy.  Starting with the sixth week and continuing to the end of academy, the employee will be required to perform many physically challenging tasks.  In order to enter this section of the academy, the employee must meet the following:

Training Academy Standard or better in each category (see below)

Employees who do not meet this standard will be dismissed from academy and sent back to their home facility.  The warden of each facility will assess whether there is a post the employee can work until the next academy.  If there is no post the employee can work, the employee will be dismissed from employment.

Assessment 3: Completed at the end of the Training Academy.  This assessment will determine the extent of the employee’s improvement in their physical fitness level. 

Physical Fitness Standard

FEMALE

 

 

 

 

MALE

 

 

 

Age

Sit-ups

Push-ups

1.5 Mile

 

Age

Sit-ups

Push-ups

1.5 Mile

18-29

32

23

15.26

 

18-29

38

29

12.51

30-34

25

19

15.57

 

30-34

34

24

13.36

35-39

22

16

16.28

 

35-39

31

21

14.03

40-44

20

13

16.58

 

40-44

29

18

14.29

45-49

17

12

17.26

 

45-49

26

15

14.58

50-54

14

11

17.55

 

50-54

24

13

15.26

55-59

10

8

18.20

 

55-59

21

11

16.05

60+

6

5

18.44

 

60+

18

10

16.43