Written & Physical Tests
*Testing is bimonthly*
Showing up for these first exams is vital to becoming a Police Officer. The Written Exam covers the language requirements necessary. The Physical Agility Test (PAT) tests to see if you're fit enough to join the force. These requirements can be waived if you have completed the POST accreditation with 1 previous year of service.
The Physical Agility Test (P.A.T.) is usually done on weekends and administered at Glendale City Hall. The PAT is a series of events and obstacles that the applicant must successfully negotiate and complete in two minutes and thirty seconds.
Physical Agility Test Location
The Written Exam consists of a POST-approved multiple choice test. The test is designed to measure four skills associated with reading and writing: clarity, vocabulary, spelling and reading comprehension. There is no math or essay questions. Passing total t-score is usually 50, but you will be notified of the pass point when you receive your results via email. The written exam is pass/fail (not part of your final grade). Applicants should wear professional attire throughout the selection process beginning with the written exam. For a written exam study guide, refer to CSO Custody Officer Written Exam Study Guide.