FAQs

What are the requirements for the Physical Fitness Assessment?

Applicants for the position of “Police Officer” must demonstrate a fitness level that would allow them to perform the essential job functions of a police officer. Applicants must perform each of the following exercises in accordance with the indicated standards. If an applicant fails one event, they fail the entire test and will not advance to the written test.

1. Vertical Jump – 15.5 inches

2. Sit-ups – 30 correct sit-ups must be performed to pass this test.

3. Push-ups - 25 correct push-ups must be performed to pass this test.

4. 300 Meter Run - Applicant will run 300 meters on a level surface within 66 seconds.

5. 1.5 Mile Run - Applicant will run a level 1.5 mile course within 15 minutes 54 seconds.

This test battery uses the National Law Enforcement Test Battery, which has proven validity and safety. This battery of events is also known as the Cooper test, and is used in several hundred law enforcement agencies nationwide. The events chosen have undergone court scrutiny and are accepted as being job related and construct valid.


Is the fitness test pass/fail?

Yes. You must pass all five (5) tests in order to take the written exam.


Do you have make-up days for fitness test and written exam?

No. We have to schedule the facilities months in advance to hold the testing processes.


Do I need to be Act 120 certified to apply?

Yes, you need to be act 120 at the time of appointment


 

How many people will get hired from the list?

Unknown. That depends upon the department’s needs, whether they are just adding staff or replacing someone who is retiring.


 

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