The following standards are the basic entrance standards (40th percentile) needed to apply and the Maine State Police Academy standards (50th percentile) needed to graduate from the BLETP, and to enter the Recruit Training Troop. A copy of your basic entry-level results are required with your application.
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.
“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
“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
“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: 2120
Average annual wage: $48310
Average hourly wage: $23.23
Maine Department of Justice
100 Middle Street, East Tower, 6th Floor Portland, ME 04101
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