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Physical Fitness Test

The Richardson Police Department utilizes the Texas Department of Public Safety Concept 2 Rower test. To successfully pass the Concept 2 Rower test, an applicant is required to complete the 2,000 meter row and achieve a minimum score of 60%, with the damper set to "5". The passing score is determined based on your gender, age, and weight.

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Find Your Target

All row tests will be administered by a certified tester. To determine your maximum allotted time for a passing 60% score, use our Row Test Calculator based on Texas DPS standards and follow the steps below:


  • - select your gender and age range then type in your weight

  • - under the "Desired Results" section, type in "60"

  • - click "Calculate"

  • - you must achieve that time or faster to pass the Concept 2 Rower test

The minimum score is just that: the minimum.  We expect you to show your effort in the physical fitness test, as it is a direct reflection for your desire to continue in the hiring process.

Concept 2 Rower Tips

For helpful advice, take a look at this video from Concept 2 regarding  rowing technique tips.

Concept 2 Rower Technique

For helpful advice, take a look at this video from Concept 2 regarding proper rowing technique.

Please note that different brands and models of rowers operate differently, and it is important to train on the rower you will be tested on.

Concept 2 Rower Finder

Many of those who aren't successful in the initial fitness test later admit that they have either never been on a rowing machine or have never practiced on a Concept 2 Rowing Machine.  Don't be like them.  Come prepared.

Click here to check out the Concept 2 Rower Finder to locate a rowing machine near you!

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