Beginning April 1, 2022, the Arlington Police Department will be moving to a new physical fitness testing system for police officer applicants. It will consist of a rowing test on a Concept 2 Rowing machine. This test is designed to determine the overall fitness level of the applicant. 

The minimum standard for all applicants is to complete a 2,000 meter row at or above the 40th percentile for their age, weight, and gender.

To calculate that standard using your specific information, visit the Texas Department of Public Safety website and follow the steps below:

  • Select your gender and age range, then enter your weight
  • Under the "Desired Results" section, type in "40"
  • Click Calculate

Applicants are reminded this is a competitive process and are encouraged to put forth their best effort.

To familiarize yourself with the Concept 2 Rower and to learn more about the testing process, watch the video above.