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Fitness Standards for Law Enforcement Academy

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission approved a new 60-hour physical training course for the Law Enforcement Academy and a 40-hour physical training course for the Corrections Academy. These new courses are in addition to the current 80-hours Defensive Tactics course.

 

Listed are the recommended Competitive entry-level PAT fitness standards for our Sponsorship Recruits:

  • 1.5 Mile Run: Complete a 1.5 mile run in 15:00 minutes or less
  • Push-ups: Complete at least 20 push-ups in one minute
  • Sit-ups: Complete at least 30 sit-ups in one minute
  • Post PAT Workout:  Applicants who successfully complete the above 3 standards will be required to participate in an additional 30 minute workout, to be conducted immediately after the completion of the above 3 standards.  The workout will be instructor lead and will familiarize you with some of the exercise routines you will be asked to perform in the academy. Failure to fully participate in the Post PAT Workout will result in having to retake the PAT on a future date. Please see the below video to view the exercises conducted during the Post PAT Workout.

 

Physical fitness at the academy is intense; you must be physically fit on the first day. Our instructors and your classmates need you to be in great shape on the day you start. The instructions below will prepare you for the physical training at our institute. Start today!!! Fitness evolves over an extended period of time--weeks and months--not in one weekend.

Preparation Instructions

  • Build up to running 3 miles a day, 4 times a week
  • One method to achieve this goal is to jog for 2 minutes then brisk walk for 1 minute and repeat for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Work your way down to jogging for 3-5 minutes and walking for 45 seconds
  • Keep reducing the walk time until you aren't walking anymore.
  • When the run is over, immediately drop down and do as many sit-ups as you can, until it is impossible to complete another repetition.
  • Take a 10 second break and then repeat twice more.
  • When you are finished with the sit-ups, immediately drop down and do as many push-ups as you can, until it is impossible to complete another repetition.
  • Take a 10 second break and then repeat twice more.
  • When you are finished with the push-ups, complete 5 squat jumps, jumping as high as you can every time.
  • Take a 10 second break and then repeat twice more.