93 Percent Pass Rate for Police Fitness Tests

93 Percent Pass Rate for Police Fitness Tests

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(Ogden-AP) -- Most of Ogden's officers are making the grade.

The Ogden police force is the first in the state to face fitness tests.

By Tuesday, 127 of the 132 sworn officers were tested and 93 percent of them passed.

Four men failed the fitness test. And only two of the nine women on the force passed.

Three of the women will be on transitional duty while they wait to retake the test.

The others were either injured, or pregnant and will be tested later.

Officers have three shots to pass the test, and if they fail the third time they'll be reassigned.

The new policy has drawn controversy. But Ogden Mayor Matthew Godfrey says it's been overblown and that officers had three years to prepare for the tests.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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