Following a Freedom of Information request, the Stephen Nolan Show on Radio Ulster revealed that once police officers pass their initial recruitment fitness test, they may not be tested ever again.

Part of the intensive assessment process for recruits involves a physical competency assessment. It consists of an obstacle course – based on physical activities that officers are likely to come across on the job – which must be completed three times within three minutes and 54 seconds.

Reported by the Belfast Telegraph. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.