Job Standard Test
By the very nature of their work, police officers are asked to meet certain physical requirements. The NYPD's Job Standard Test is a physical endurance test to evaluate an applicant's ability to perform physical tasks typically associated with a routine radio call or a critical incident.
The Police Officer Candidate Job Standard Test is a timed event comprising six stations that, together, must be completed in four minutes and twenty-eight seconds (4:28) without stopping. The six stations of the Candidate Job Standard Test include:
- Barrier Surmount: From a kneeling, weapon-ready position, the candidate sprints 50 feet to surmount a six-foot barrier.
- Stair Climb: The candidate proceeds from the Barrier Surmount to a six-stair climb system, and completes three over-and-back traverses.
- Physical Restraint Simulation: The candidate proceeds from the Stair Climb to a tactics-and-training device that measures an applicant's ability to resist or control force in a physical restraint situation.
- Pursuit Run: The candidate proceeds from the Physical Restraint Simulation to a 600-foot run around a pattern of cones.
- Victim Rescue: The candidate proceeds from the Pursuit Run to a simulated victim rescue involving a 35-foot drag of a 176 pound mannequin.
- Trigger Pull: The candidate proceeds from the Victim Rescue to a trigger-pull station, picks up an inoperative firearm, holds the firearm within a nine inch diameter metal ring and pulls the trigger 16 times with the dominant hand, and 15 times with the non-dominant hand. Once inserted, the firearm must remain within the metal ring for the completion of the trigger pull cycles. Timing is stopped upon completion of the final trigger pull.