MPOETC requires the use of Cooper Health-Based norms and protocols for assessing and testing a cadet’s physical fitness level, both to enter and to graduate from the police academy. The Cooper standards are scientifically valid norms based on general population and law enforcement samples and are representative of a cross-section of those populations.
Entrance to a Certified Municipal Police Academy requires each cadet to pass all four of the components of the Entrance Fitness Test (30%).
During the police academy, cadets are required to participate in structured physical training classes and complete periodic assessments. Cadets who fall below the entrance standards (30%) will be removed from the academy until they can meet the standard. To graduate from the academy each cadet will have to pass all four components of the Final Physical Fitness Test (50%). Each cadet will be given three chances (each of three module assessments) to meet the graduation standard during the academy.