FBI agents will now have to pass fitness tests

April 6, 2015 5:53 PM

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For the first time in 16 years, the FBI is reviving its fitness requirements — meaning 13,500 agents will need to complete a physical exam by October to confirm they are fit enough to perform their jobs.

"The lives of your colleagues and those you protect may well depend upon your ability to run, fight and shoot, no matter what job you hold," James B. Comey, the FBI director, said in an internal memo obtained by The New York Times. While the requirements vary according to an agent's age and gender, ...

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