Officer Safety 

Security officer physical fitness standards improve officer and organizational safety. Physically fit security officers as less likely to have their authority questioned and less likely to be physically challenged. When security personnel needs to exert themselves, like running a distance, running up a flight of stairs, or physically defending themselves or others against an assault, physically fit security officers can maintain an adequate level of physical stamina necessary to overcome an attacker and survive the encounter.

If you are a security officer, you must physically train for the fight. It’s coming! Are you fit for it?

Fitness Standards

Physical Fitness Evaluation

The training fitness standards below differ from the Applicant Physical Abilities Test (APAT).

This handout has been designed to educate the reader on the Broadsword Defense Physical Fitness standards and the proper protocols necessary to accomplish those standards. Applicants are expected to arrive in good physical condition, and be ready to begin work. 

The fitness evaluation measures strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity in four core elements. The core elements are push-ups, sit-ups, chin-ups, and the 1.5-mile run. The fitness evaluation will be administered at the beginning, during, and end of training. Broadsword Defense commissioned employees must also participate in the Physical Fitness Evaluation quarterly.

The following point system will be applied to the fitness category level achieved by the student in accordance with their age and gender. The point system will be applied to the four (4) core elements of the Broadsword Defense Individual Fitness Profile Evaluation.