Mock fitness tests on offer for potential recruits

Published 27 September 2016

We are still recruiting police officers and special constables for the North area of Scotland (Tayside, North East and Highland and Islands).

If you are interested in joining as a police officer (or special constable) but the fitness test / ‘bleep test’ is a concern then you might be interested in some practice sessions coming up over the next few months.

The North Recruitment Team will be running mock fitness tests for anyone who is considering applying or has already applied to Police Scotland to be a police constable or a special constable. The fitness test is a multi-stage fitness test, also known as the "bleep test".The dates and venues are as follows.

Thursday 13 October 2016 - Forfar Police Office, West High Street, DD8 1BP, 5pm - 7pm. (You can attend at either 5pm or 6pm.)

Tuesday 18 October 2016 - Nelson Street Police Office, Aberdeen, AB24 5EQ, 5.30-7.30 pm (You can attend at either 5.30pm or 6.30pm)

Thursday 24 November 2016 - Inverness Leisure Centre, Bucht Lane, Inverness, IV3 5SS, 5.30pm -7.30 pm (you can attend at either 5.30pm or 6.30 pm).

Thursday 15 December 2016 - Nelson Street Police Office, Aberdeen, AB24 5EQ 5.30 -7.30pm (you can attend at 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm)

If you wish to take part, to gauge your level of fitness in relation to the national standards set by Police Scotland, then please contact us to book your place. Places are strictly limited so please contact the recruitment team by email on

with your preferred venue, name, date of birth and contact telephone number. Each venue has two intake times so please state at what time you would prefer to attend.

If your position is confirmed, then please arrive in appropriate gym wear as there are no changing facilities and bring photographic identification. Please avoid bringing bags as they may be subject to a search.

Please note that these sessions do not count towards the selection process and are merely an opportunity for candidates/potential candidates to assess their current fitness levels against the standard required to join Police Scotland.

We look forward to seeing you.

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