The ORPAT consist of a 1235-foot obstacle run where the officer must demonstrate essential, job related physical abilities such as mobility, agility, flexibility, power and general physical endurance.
After completing the obstacle run the officer moves to the mechanical push/pull station, consisting of a push-pull unit and a line on the wall 39” from the floor. Reaching the push-pull machine after completing the sixth lap of the obstacle course should not take more that five seconds. Upon reaching the push-pull unit the officer grasps the machine handles and pushes 80lbs off the floor, then moves left to right completing a 180-degree arc. Six complete arcs must be executed by bringing the bar parallel with the base of the machine. The officer must remain in control of the machine throughout the activity.
The officer’s chest may not touch the lever arm. Arms must remain bent at the elbow throughout the performance of the activity.
Once the push activity is completed the weight is released, again while maintaining control at all times. The officer moves away from the unit, falls on his/her back executes a sit-up like maneuver, rising to a standing position touching the marked line on the wall 39 inches from the floor. The officer will then repeat this fall to their back. The officer then executes a third fall to Their stomach executing a push-up like movement and stands up touching the marked line. The officer will repeat this fall to their stomach. This sequence is repeated twice, (4 falls, 2 back, 2 front). The officer cannot use the wall for assistance to help them to the standing position.
When the forth fall is completed the officer grasps the rope and pulls the weight off the floor. Maintaining the weight in this position, the officer moves through an arc 180 degrees by bringing the bar parallel to the base of the machine. This action is repeated six times. The officer must remain in control at all times and their elbows must remain flexed.
After a 60-second rest period subsequent to completing the obstacle course and the push-pull portions of the test, the officer must drag a 165 pound dummy a distance of 25 feet. Officers must use the under the arm technique to accomplish this. The officer will then drag the dummy for 25 feet. Officer must perform this tack in a controlled and continuous manner. One motion is started the officer cannot stop if they are to pass this section of the test. Officers will have three attempts to complete the task. Three unsuccessful trials will constitute a failure. Officer failing the dummy drag section fail the ORPAT examination.
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
“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
“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
“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.”
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