Each graduate is required to complete all five of the activities in the POPAT test and achieve a minimum specified score. Failure to achieve this minimum standard will result in dismissal from the academy.
40 Yard Dash
Tactical Functional Training
The modern police environment requires a cop in control of their body. Exhausted cops are less prepared for that one career defining moment. Out-of-shape cops don't just fail to pursue and apprehend perps - their careers are cut short. They burn out mentally or wind up on long term disability.
The TFT system will identify individual officer EXPOSURE POINTS susceptible to injury. We target problem areas for strength building through a multi-level evaluation and fitness building process.
“Since starting this program I've lost 50 lbs. I'm sitting here competing with kids who are 10 years younger then me and SMOKIN' them in the gym now. And it just feels GREAT. This program is definitely going to give you that step up.”
Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Student
“It focuses people's attention on what is necessary as a responsibility not only when they get hired, and they're on duty, but also when they're off-duty. This job requires me to be physically fit. It incorporates workouts geared towards our line of work.”
U.S. Navy & Law Enforcement Academy Recruit
“Learning and seeing the benefits of the TFT Program, I was convinced this program should be part of our Police Certification Curriculum. The TFT Program can assure the Law Enforcement Professionals can survive the physical and mental demands that this essential profession demands.”
Director of a State Training and Standards Bureau
“The TFT Program correlated each exercise to movements, actions, tasks, and situations an officer would find themselves in. I believe our recruits are more prepared both physically and mentally for the challenges of patrol services after completing this program.”
Officer Linda B.
Officer of Madison Police Department
Number of jobs: 11480
Average annual wage: $65810
Average hourly wage: $31.64
Arizona Department of Justice
522 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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