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AG Platkin Announces Proposed New Regulations on Pre-Academy Fitness Standards for Police Recruits
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AG Platkin Announces Proposed New Regulations on Pre-Academy Fitness Standards for Police Recruits

TRENTON — The New Jersey Police Training Commission, chaired by Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, is proposing new rules aimed at establishing permanent standards for pre-academy fitness and psychological testing for law enforcement recruits to gain admission to the police academy. The additional qualifications in the proposed new rules ensure that recruits entering New Jersey’s police academies meet a minimum standard of physical fitness, as well as pass a psychological exam. These requirements will reduce the number of recruits who are dismissed from the academy for failure to pass the required physical fitness components of the academy. Additionally, requiring a pre-admission psychological screening helps ensure that recruits...