The obstacle course must be completed by the participant in the exact sequence listed below:
Participant will be given a physical description of a suspect, and will start from a seated position when told to “GO”.
This area will be marked off. If participant touches either the first or second mark, task is not completed.
If participant is unable to go over the fence, task is not completed.
Participant must crawl through structure without touching the top of the structure. If unable to crawl the complete distance or raises the bottom of the obstacle, task is not completed.
Climb up and down a step using the movement of up/up, down/down (first foot up, second foot up, first foot down, second foot down). The step must be 12 complete repetitions. A complete repetition is counted when both feet have returned to the floor. If participant does not have both feet on the step for counting or is unable to finish 12 complete repetitions, task is not completed.
If participant is unable to pass through opening, task is not completed. NO diving through the opening. Participant must not touch the top of the window frame.
Based upon previous description provided, the participant must identify the proper suspect by yelling out the correct number of the suspect figure. If participant incorrectly identifies suspect, task is not completed.
The participant must move a 150 pound dummy beyond a designated line five yards away. When moving the dummy, participant must protect its head and neck and lift it under the arms. If participant is unable to move the body completely past the designated line, task is not completed.
The participant must pick up a safe, ready to fire double action firearm from a table using the dominant hand to pull the trigger once while holding the muzzle inside a stationary border six (6″) inches in diameter at shoulder level, then withdraw weapon from stationary border and transition to non-dominant hand, replace in border and pull trigger one more time.
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.
“The TFT Program showed me that little to no equipment is needed for a solid, well-rounded fitness program. As a member of the Dubuque Police Department's fitness committee, I highly recommend this program.”
Officer Chad C.
Officer for the Dubuqe Police Department
“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
“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.”
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