Physical Agility Test

 
Physical Fitness Requirements
Physical fitness test required for acceptance into academy. The Work Sample Test Battery includes these five events:
·         OBSTACLE COURSE
o    Run a 99-yard obstacle course consisting of several sharp turns, a number of curb-height obstacles, and a 34-inch high obstacle that must be vaulted
·         BODY DRAG
o    Lift and drag a 165-pound lifelike dummy 32-feet
·         CHAIN LINK FENCE
o    Run 5 yards to a 6-foot chain link fence, climb over fence, continue running another 25 yards
·         SOLID FENCE CLIMB
o    Run 5 yards to a 6 foot solid fence, climb over fence, continue running another 25 yards
·         500-YARD RUN
o    Run 500 yards
Student performance times are converted to points. Students must accumulate a total score of 384 points to graduate from the program.
Minimum score of 300 required for entry into police academy.
Additionally, students will perform physical fitness assessments during the academy consisting of:
·         1.5 mile run
·         Sit-ups
·         Pushups
·         Squat thrusts
·         Pull-ups
·         Sit-Reach (Flexibility)
 
The P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Physical Conditioning Program is designed to develop an enhanced level of physical fitness. The program will both prepare the recruit to perform physically demanding police tasks and instill a desire to maintain a high level of fitness throughout their career.
 
The following is a Physical Training Program to help you prepare for the police academy fitness program.
 
Week 1
(3) Times per week
·         Run 2 miles @ 10 minute mile pace
·         50 Push-ups
·         50 Sit-ups
·         25 Burpees
Week 2
(3) Times per week
·         Run 2.5 miles @ 10 minute pace
·         10 Pull-ups
·         50 Push-ups
·         50 Sit-ups
·         30 Burpees
Week 3
(4) Times per week
·         Run 1 mile, sprint the straights, jog the corners @ 8 minute pace
·         10 Pull-ups
·         50 Push-ups
·         50 Sit-ups
·         30 Burpees
Week 4 (Recovery)
(3) Times per week
·         Run 2 miles @ 10 minute pace
·         Weightlifting Circuit 2 body parts per day
 
 
For best results, your exercise program should be similar to the descriptions noted above.
 
It is very important to get a medical examination and a doctor's approval before starting any physical activity program.

 

Last Updated: 6/13/2017 3:25 PM