For applicants successfully completing the written exam, the next step in the application process is to take and pass a physical training (PT) test. The PT test will be taken either outside or inside depending on the time of year, so dress for current weather conditions. Applicants need to bring a photo ID and it is recommended that applicants bring water and wear appropriate attire for participation in physical activities.
The PT test consists of three activities:
One Minute Sit-Up Test: This is a measure of the muscular endurance of the abdominal muscles. It’s an important area for performing police tasks that may involve the use of force and is an important area for maintaining good posture and minimizing lower back problems. The score is calculated by the number of bent leg sit-ups performed in 1 minute.
One Minute Push-Up Test: This test requires the person to push their own weight off the floor and is used to evaluate upper body strength and endurance relative to their body weight. Low levels of muscular endurance indicates inefficiency in movement and a low capacity to perform work. The score is calculated by the number of push-ups performed in 1 minute.
1.5 mile run: This is a timed run designed to measure the heart and vascular system’s capability to transport oxygen. It is an important area for performing police tasks involving stamina and endurance and to minimize the risk of cardiovascular problems. (Cheyenne sits at a relatively high altitude at 6100 feet).