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2017 Application Filing PeriodJuly 1 - July 31, 2017
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Police Applicant Study Sessions - P.A.S.S.
Candidate preparation to pass the Civil Service exam.
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Get Fit and Informed
Candidate preparation to pass the physical fitness exam and stress test.
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The Recruiting Unit would like to thank every applicant who took the opportunity and attended a Get Fit and Informed session. Good luck to everyone on the Civil Service testing. The Recruiting Unit will offer a second Get Fit and Informed sessions to those who pass the Civil Service testing. These sessions will address the upcoming cardiovascular stress test. The Recruiting Unit will offer the opportunity to practice the cardiovascular stress test for free, at the Columbus Division of Police Training Academy. These dates will be provided on the website prior to the actual testing. Watch for these dates here on this "Get Fit and Informed" page. Further questions? Please contact The Recruiting Unit at (614) 645-4642.
The City of Columbus administers a cardiovascular screening as a part of its pre-employment medical process for police officer candidates. The medical exams occur after a candidate has received a conditional offer of employment. The protocol used for the graded exercise test is the most well studied and widely used protocol designed for the motorized treadmill. The Bruce Protocol is a continuous graded exercise test which includes no rest between work stages and each stage of work is more difficult than the previous. This protocol is designed to elicit maximal levels of work for most individuals within a reasonable period of time, usually 8-15 minutes.
The State of Ohio implemented new physical fitness standards on January 1, 2017. These standards must be met 120 days prior to an applicant starting any police academy. The following is a video on how the standards must be met. The table below reflects the Physical Fitness Standards – 15 Percentile required by the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Program.