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 (PASS/FAIL): To determine the applicant's general ability and aptitude for police work. The examination is a general aptitude examination to measure a candidate's ability to succeed in a training academy. The written exam is a Pass/Fail (not part of your final grade). Since the written exam and the Physical Agility Test are administered on the same day, applicants should wear comfortable workout attire.
To help prepare for the written exam, applicants may order the practice “NPST Candidate Orientation Guide” by visiting: NPST Candidate Orientation Guide | Fire and Police Selection, Inc. (FPSI)