Police officers in Warwickshire are among the least fit in the country, according to the latest fitness report from College of Policing.
A total of 13 officers failed the ‘bleep test’ and the force scored an overall pass rate of 94.4 per cent, the second lowest score in the table.
The annual examination, which will be made compulsory from September, demands that officers complete a 15 metre shuttle run in shorter and shorter periods of time.
The test does not include an obstacle course or any upper body strength elements.
Of the 30,000 fitness tests taken by police forces across the country, an overall pass rate of 97 per cent was achieved.
In order to pass, officers must complete the test at a rate known as 5.4.
Superintendent Steve Eccleston said: “The results to date are encouraging and show the vast majority of officers tested are fit.
“Fitness trainers from Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are working with officers and provide training programmes to help improve fitness levels, with some excellent results.
“Officers are also taking personal responsibility for improving their fitness levels and as a result we are seeing our overall pass rate improve.”