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Safety and Security are one of the corner stones of any community and who better to keep us safe than our boys in blue who patrol our streets, day and night to make sure we're safe.

Of course this does not come easy. Being a police officer might be a dream or a calling for many but getting there is a whole other story.

The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate took more than 12,000 candidates through assessments for its latest metro police and traffic service intake, which started on Monday, the 29th July.

While the process of picking the creme-de-la-creme to patrol our streets is quite stringent, the physical assessment is what will many wish they stuck to their #NewYear #NewMe new year's resolutions of going to the gym twice a week.

The city's physical assessment requires male candidates to do the following:

  • Run 2.4km in 13 minutes
  • Do 30 push-ups in 60 seconds
  • Do 45 sit-ups in 60 seconds
  • 10 shuttle runs in 60 seconds

The physical assessment requires female candidates to:

  • Run 2.4km in 15min and 30 seconds
  • Do 21 push ups in 60 seconds
  • Do 31 sit ups in 60 seconds
  • 10 shuttle runs in 70 seconds

Looks like a tall order for any one with average fitness.
Carl Wastie and Zoe Brown wanted to see if they could do at least one of the requirements.

Carl: 30 push-ups in 60 seconds and
Zoe: 21 push ups in 60 seconds.
Yeah we know, 21 is a rather odd number.

Note: Zoe had a root canal earlier today prior to doing her 21 push ups in 21 seconds.

Carl Wastie and Zoe Brown Metro Police & Traffic Officer Assessment Test

[WATCH] Carl Wastie & Zoë Brown see if they have what it takes to pass one of the assessments set out by the City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate formetro police and traffic service candidates. Carl has to complete 30 push-ups in 60 seconds and Zoe, 21 push-ups in 60 seconds! Do they have what it takes to be one of our boy/girl in blue?

Posted by Kfm 94.5 on Friday, 2 August 2019

Almost thought Zoe wasn't going to make it, but both passed with flying colours!

To those who are partaking in the tough assessment, all the best and thank you for putting your lives on the line, daily to keep us and our families safe.

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