Officer Spotlight - Christopher Signore
Newtown Township, Police Department is pleased to announce that Officer Christopher Signore finished in the top ten among police officers who participated in the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) SWAT National Physical Fitness Qualification Challenge. The Physical Fitness Qualification Challenge consists of numerous conditioning and agility assessments for police officers involved in SWAT units.
The objective of the NTOA SWAT Physical Fitness Qualification Challenge is to create a fitness standard for all SWAT operators in order to improve the longevity, safety and effectiveness of SWAT operators. The test consists of:
- An 800-meter run done in police uniform
- A 400-meter run done with a 25-pound object in each hand, wearing a 25-pound vest and gas mask (no filter)
- Three minutes of burpees done in police uniform (A burpee is an exercise that combines a squat thrust and a squat jump).
- Two minutes of squats done with a 25-pound object in each hand, a 25-pound vest and gas mask (no filter).
- One minute of pull ups done in police uniform.
"Finishing in the top 10 in the NTOA SWAT National Physical Fitness Qualification Challenge is a tremendous accomplishment," said Police Chief Christopher Lunn. "The entire department is proud of Chris for his distinguished performance in this national competition. His participation in the Challenge demonstrates his dedication to the work of the department and to serving the residents and businesses in our community."
Officer Signore has been with the Newtown Township Police Department for more than 3 years and was previously employed as a police officer at Millbourne Borough, Eddystone Borough, Ridley Park Borough, West Whiteland Township and Aldan Borough police departments. A graduate of Ridley High School and Delaware County Community College, Mr. Signore serves as the Use of Force/ Defensive Tactics instructor for Newtown Township Police Department and instructs Jiu Jitsu for police officers, with his certification through Gracie University's GST program. He is also an Operator for the Central Delaware County Swat Team, responsible for special assignments as an explosives breacher and a sniper. In his free time he enjoys training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), refining his shooting skills and playing guitar.
To learn more about the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) SWAT National Physical Fitness Qualification Challenge, visit www.ntoa.org/pfq/.