Defensive Tactics Training
To graduate from the Academy, a recruit must show proficiency in the Defensive Tactics Course which begins early in the training schedule. Program components require agility and strength. A recruit is expected to be in sufficient physical condition to participate in all aspects of defensive tactics training, such as boxing, weapons disarming, ground fighting, etc.
Firearms Training and Emergency Vehicle Operations Course
Firearms Training and Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) involve classroom and off-site training. Recruits must show proficiency in both these areas to graduate.
All recruits will be expected to enter the Academy in top physical condition. Recruits will be required to participate in strenuous physical exercise throughout the Academy. The Physical Training course is based upon the Physical Ability Test Norms that candidates are required to meet to enter the Academy. (see Recruitment page for entrance norms) The Physical Ability Test (PAT) consists of push-ups, sit-ups, and the one and one-half mile run. In order to graduate from the Academy, a recruit must perform at the 70th percentile as provided below:
Physical Fitness Levels (70th Percentile Graduation Norms)
|Sit-ups (one minute)||41||32|
|1.5 Mile Run (minutes)||12:53||13:23|
|Sit-ups (one minute)||45||41|
|1.5 Mile Run (minutes)||10:59||11:22|