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Physical Training

Upon entry to the academy, the recruit is assessed according to the most commonly recognized entry level standards used by law enforcement agencies upon entry to the academy, and must attain minimum standards prior to graduation.  In addition to hours of supervised aerobic and strength building training hours, instructors educate and reinforce the need for peace officers to be in good physical condition in order to perform the physical requirements of the job (running, climbing, carrying, dragging, pushing, etc.), to maintain a professional appearance, to reduce the risk of heart disease and other health problems, to reduce the risk of disability, excessive sick leave and stress, and to enhance the quality and quantity of retirement years.

Physical Requirements