Law Enforcement organizations across US and Canada use a variety of Physical Abilities Tests to screen candidates.
Most of the Physical Abilities Tests (PATs) are extremely similar and use the same equipment, however, some are much more challenging than others. Regardless of the test you are required to take, you need to be fit and prepared for your career in law enforcement.
BC SHERIFF Service
The BC Sheriffs office uses the Sheriff Officer Physical Ability Test (SOPAT). The SOPAT is a 4-minute-15-second test consisting of of a 6-lap Agility Course, a Pull/Push station, a Vault section and a sandbag carry. Some municipalities also require a timed run following the POPAT.
CORRECTIONS SERVICE CANADA (CSC)
The CSC uses the Correctional Officer Physical Ability Test (COPAT). The COPAT is a 2-minute-50-second test consisting of a Stair Run, Agility Course, Push/Pull, a Vault station and a sandbag carry.
Municipalities across Canada use the Police Officer Physical Abilities Test (POPAT) to screen their candidates. The POPAT is a 4-minute-15-second test consisting of a 6-lap Agility Course, a Pull/Push station, a Vault section and a sandbag carry. Some municipalities also require a timed run following the POPAT.
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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE (RCMP)
The RCMP uses the Physical Ability Readiness Evaluation, also known as the PARE to screen its' candidates. The PARE is a 4-minute-45-second test consisting of a 6-lap Agility Course, which includes stairs, a 5-foot jump, hurdles and a vault, followed by a Push/Pull station and a sandbag carry.