|1½ Mile Run Standards|
1½ Mile Timed Run Standards
This is a test of the aerobic power that is so important to Police Officers when responding physically in an emergency situation. The test requires a nearly exhaustive effort, or at least at the level of the higher intensities at which the individual has been training.
It takes place on an indoor or outdoor track (seventeen and one-fourth (17-1/4) laps of the PSTC indoor track, or 6 laps of a 440-yard track equal 1.5 miles) or other suitable, flat running area, and is measured with a stopwatch. Participants should not eat or smoke for at least 2-3hours prior to the test. Participants should warm up and stretch thoroughly prior to the test.
The participant runs 1.5 miles as fast as possible. During the administration of the test, the participants can be informed of their lap times. Finish times should be called out and recorded.
Upon test completion, a mandatory cool down period is enforced. The participants should walk slowly for about 5 minutes immediately after the run to prevent venous pooling (i.e., pooling of the blood in the lower extremities which reduces the return of blood to the heart and may cause cardiac arrhythmias).
Score is the time recorded as the candidate crosses the finish line.