IS THERE A PHYSICAL AGILITY EXAM FOR CORRECTIONAL OFFICER? WHAT DOES IT CONSIST OF?
Candidates for Correctional Officer must pass the physical agility examination as described below. It will test several physical performance abilities identified as necessary in the field of law enforcement. Successful completion of each physical test as specified is mandatory. Evacuation Drill This test is designed to simulate a rescue of an inmate from a smoke filled housing area with some obstacles in the path and to evacuate an unconscious inmate to safety. Each applicant will be required to wear an SCBA pack, weighing approximately 30 pounds; from start to finish. Applicants will encounter a series of two obstacles to crawl under. Upon reaching the “dummy” (weighing approximately 164 pounds), the candidate will drag/ carry the “dummy” to the finish line. This course is approximately 96.3 yards and MUST be completed in less than 60 seconds. Side Step The candidate will take a standing position astride the centerline, with feet parallel to the line. The candidate will then sidestep