Ont. Police College scraps physical fitness testing for recruits

The Ontario Police College is scrapping their physical fitness testing for new recruits, according to a memo obtained by CTV News Toronto.

The Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (PREP) test consists of an interval training course that assesses a recruit’s overall fitness level, strength and endurance.

According to the memo, PREP testing will “no longer be a component of the Basic Constable Training Program.” Instead, new recruits will take part in a foot-chase course, which the college says is “reflective of their day-to-day duties” as a police officer.

h/t RM