Law Enforcement recruits in North Carolina, USA, are required to undergo a fitness assessment as part of the recruitment process and during employment. Below is some information about the fitness test requirements and standards. This information is presented for discussion and may be out of date - for the latest information see current official sources.
This information pertains to Law Enforcement Officers in Burlington North Carolina, but possibly also applies to other areas in North Carolina.
Law enforcement officers in Burlington will have to undergo mandatory physical fitness tests for officers starting in 2015, at test known as the POPAT - the Police Officer Physical Ability Test.
POPAT - the Police Officer Physical Ability Test
The POPAT involves the following tasks in this order:
- Exit a vehicle and advance 200 yards on foot
- Remove victim from vehicle and drag 50 feet
- Scale staircase 3 times (up & down)
- Advance 25 feet to negotiate 50 pound door
- Complete 20 push-ups & 20 sit-ups
- Return 25 feet to scale staircase 3 times (up & down)
- Advance 25 feet to 40 foot culvert and crawl completely through using flashlight
- Compete 20 push-ups & 20 sit-ups
- Advance 200 yards on foot
- Body drag standing victim 50 feet
- Recite the two (2) street names provided at the beginning of the test. If they fail to recite the street names precisely in the order they were given, the officer must advance on foot to the original 100 yard marker return to stairs.
the information was retrieved from http://www.highpointnc.gov/police in Aug 2013.
- Fitness testing for other law enforcement agencies