The Recruitment Section administers the Physical Agility Test (PAT) to all recruited applicants for sworn position. This test is based on the Agility Test developed by the San Jose Police Department, San Jose, California. The test consists of the following tasks:
Balance beam walk
Over-hand hang one (1) minute
Dead weight drag
Completion of the entire test in two (2) minutes
Each candidate gets three (3) attempts to complete the course successfully. Scoring is based on pass/fail criteria. The tasks are representative of the degree of physical agility that sworn personnel are expected to maintain. Procedures used during the physical agility examination of each candidate are valid useful, and nondiscriminatory in nature.