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  • Holy cow, barely passed the PAT!!!

    Just kidding So I took the "POST" PAT, or thats what I was expecting to take, this morning at The Academy in San Jose. I figured since it was a bit hot, the 500 yard run may suck, or the body drag but it wouldnt be too hard since Im in decent shape. Anyways, I get there and find out that the test consited solely of getting over a 6ft wall in 1 minute (if you need more then 6 seconds, you need to get in shape) and running 200 yards in 1 minute (i practically walked it in 40 seconds). My point is: I have noticed that there is a general trend with many of the agencies that most of the PAT's are somewhat of a joke. Have you noticed this too? Is this because they are THAT desperate?
    Last edited by lionheartednyhc; 08-26-2008, 07:37 PM.

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    You should see the BOP's PAT...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by LS1 View Post
      You should see the BOP's PAT...
      What is it?

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      • #4
        For DOD Police you just have to spell PAT.
        USSCP
        Faxed App 7/28/10
        Received notice of testing 8/28/2010
        Test Scheduled 9/9/2010

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        • #5
          Originally posted by lionheartednyhc View Post
          What is it?
          Dummy Drag - drag a 75-pound dummy 3 minutes continuously for a minimum of 694 feet.

          Climb and Grasp - climb rungs of a ladder and retrieve an item - ideal requirement 7 seconds.

          Obstacle Course - ideal requirement 58 seconds. (Joke)

          Run and Cuff - run one-fourth mile and apply handcuffs - ideal requirement 2 minutes, 35 seconds.

          Stair Climb - participant, with a 20-pound weight belt, will climb up and down 108 steps - ideal requirement 45 seconds.

          You also have to be able consume a box of donuts in under one minute.

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          • #6
            Well at least that one requires some effort...

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            • #7
              I didn't think BOP had a PAT, judging by what I saw at FLETC...

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              • #8
                Maybe it is just that some agencies are more realistic. I think that most agencies' PT tests came from ex-military types (at a time when a lot of cops were vets) and simply transferred over the standard push-up, sit-up and two mile run as their PT test since that is what they did in the military. I think these tests are archaic. What you do in the field (meaning military field duty) and what you do as an officer are two different things. I understand the reasoning behind my army APRT. That said, I have never run two miles as a cop and never intend to run two miles as a cop. Running stairs, going over a fence, dragging a dummy, etc. all make perfect sense and actually simulate physical actions/exertions that would be required on the job.

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