Reading Police
Department

Course Information

  1. Attendance is mandatory for all hours of instruction and is strictly enforced.

  2. Students must score a 75% or better in each of the graded topic areas, except Emergency Response and CPR. A score of 80% or better is considered       passing in Emergency Response and CPR.

  3. Students cannot receive completion certificates unless they have passed all topic areas. Any topic area graded as a failure must be retaken in its entirety.

  4. According to MPOETC Rules & Regulations, a student can only record two failures before dismissal from the Academy.

  5. Homework and study should be expected.

  6. A personal physical fitness routine is highly suggested in order to prepare for the rigorous physical fitness schedule. Physical fitness standards must be met by the conclusion of that block of instruction. Standards have been set by the Training Commission are strictly adhered to. See Physical Fitness standards guide below for additional information.

ENTRANCE FITNESS TEST REQUIREMENTS

 

Entrance Exam (30% Cooper)

Male Standards by Age

 

Female Standards by Age

   

18-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60+

 

18-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60+

300 Meter Run (Time)

62.1

63

77

87

87

 

75

82

106.7

106.7

106.7

Bench Press (% body weight)

0.93

0.83

0.76

0.68

0.63

 

0.56

0.51

0.47

0.42

0.4

Sit Ups (1 Min Reps)

35

32

27

21

17

 

30

22

17

12

4

1.5 Mile Run (Time)

13:15

13:44

14:34

15:50

15:50

 

15:46

16:42

17:29

19:10

19:10

 

Testing Order:

300 Meter Run
Bench Press
Sit Ups
1.5 Mile Run

This is a cumulative test. Each event is pass/fail; thus, if one event is failed, the entire test is failed. There is no "averaging" of scores. Applicants for the police academy will need to pass each event at the 30th percentile to be considered for acceptance into the police academy. These scores are based on The Cooper Institute data. Ifan applicant does not fall into one of the age categories, the applicant will be required to receive a score closest to their actual age.

6/2016

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