Officer Selection Process
All applicants will complete each element of the testing procedure and receive a score based upon their performance. An overall composite score of 40 points must be achieved in the physical agility tests to move on to the next element of the selection process.
The physical agility test will consist of the following events with a total maximum score of 50 points:
Push ups – one minute
Sit ups – one minute
300 meter run
1.5 mile run
Instructions and scoring for each test:
Vertical jump: The applicant will be provided a latex glove and will apply ink to the tip of the middle finger on the hand of their choice. The applicant will stand against a wall, reach and touch (leaving a mark) as high as possible he/she can on the wall (keeping both feet flat on the ground).
For the jump, you must leave one foot planted, take a step and jump. The applicant will touch the wall at the climax of their jump leaving a second mark. The measurement will be the distance between the highest points of both marks. A score will be given based upon the following scale:
14.5” or higher = 10 points
14” but less than 14.5” = 8 points
13.5” but less than 14” = 6 points
less than 13.5” = 5 points
Sit ups: The applicant will start in the “down position” with another person holding the applicant’s feet. Fingers must be interlocked behind the head for the entire portion of this test. The middle of the applicants back should touch the ground in order for the reps to be counted.
Reps will be counted in this manner: from the down position, up and then back down is one rep. If the applicant needs to rest it shall be done in the “up position.”
There is a one minute time limit, however there is no minimum number required and 31 is the maximum counted. A score will be given based upon the following scale:
31 or more = 10 points
30 = 8 points
29 = 6 points
28 or less = 5 points
Push-ups: The applicant will start in the “up position.” Hands should be shoulder width apart, and the feet should be together or just slightly apart. The applicant’s elbows must be at a 90 degree angle in the down position.
Reps will be counted in this manner: down and back up is one rep. If the applicant needs to rest it shall be done in the “up position” by arching or bowing the back. The applicant is not allowed to pick their hands up off of the ground during the test. If the applicant needs to adjust their hands, this can be done by scooting the hands without breaking contact with the ground.
There is a one minute time limit, however there is no minimum number required and 25 is the maximum counted. A score will be given based upon the following scale:
25 or more = 10 points
24 = 8 points
23 = 6 points
22 or less = 5 points
300 meter run: The applicant must complete a 300 meter run [300 meters is three-quarters (3/4) of a standard quarter-mile track]. There is no minimum time limit for the completion of the run. A score will be given based upon the following scale:
71 seconds or less = 10 points
72-76 seconds = 8 points
77-84 seconds = 6 points
85 seconds or longer = 5 points
1.5 mile run: The applicant must complete a 1.5 mile run. The test is conducted on a standard quarter (1/4) mile track and requires six full laps.
There is no minimum time limit for the completion of the run, however it must be completed. A score will be given based upon the following scale:
16:04 minutes or less = 10 points
16:05-16:15 minutes = 8 points
16:16-16:30 minutes = 6 points
16:31 or longer = 5 points
*Testing schedule dependent on the number of eligible applications received*