New fitness test for CSD officers

August 1, 2023

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) announced today that new standards will be adopted for the entry physical fitness test for Officer and Assistant Officer II from September 16.


The fitness test items will be changed from five to four, including replacing sit-ups and vertical jumps with isometric strength tests and modifying the shuttle run from 9m x 10 single laps to 10m x 4 single laps. The bailey bridge and 800m run will be retained.


Noting that the test items and standards of the current physical fitness test have been in use for nearly 20 years, the CSD said it invited a sports medicine expert to review and formulate new test standards that better meet the daily work needs of correctional officers nowadays.


The department added that it will enhance publicity and organise recruitment activities including talks, workshops and exhibitions as well as recruitment talks at universities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to attract more recruitees.

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