Fitness Requirements


29 push-ups within one minute |
Push-up Protocols


31 sit-ups within one minute


1.5 mile run within 15 minutes and 20 seconds

Physical Fitness

Note: If you do not meet minimum standards for the test, you will have to start the hiring process over again during our next testing session.

One of the biggest challenges of becoming a police officer for Mesa Police Department is the physical fitness. The physical performance examination is designed to evaluate a candidate's overall physical condition. The requirements listed below are the minimum standards.

Mental Preparation

Preparing yourself mentally to become a police officer is just as important as physical fitness. As a police officer, you will have to stay calm and collected while making crucial (and possibly life changing) decisions under pressure. You may find yourself in stressful situations where you will have to figure out what to do and then react quickly physically. As part of the MPD, you may also be faced with emotionally intense situations so it is imperative to prepare yourself psychologically for your future career as a police officer.

Note:  Applicants must successfully complete a physical performance examination in order for the Hiring Unit to schedule you an Oral Board Interview. 



Human Resources
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211