Twenty-one push-ups in a minute, 29 sit-ups in a minute and run 1.5 miles in 14 minutes, 28 seconds (a 9:38 a mile pace). If you're a woman, are those reasonable standards?
That's the question the Aurora Police Department is asking as they temporarily suspend their physical fitness test for officer candidates. The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the test to see if the standards, particularly push-ups, are too hard for women. The DOJ is looking at test results from the last five years.
Also under scrutiny: whether the fitness tests accurately reflects the physical activities modern-day officers can expect to perform.