Physical Agility Test

Successful completion of these exercises is required by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission in order to graduate from the police academy. The Fairfield Civil Service Commission has determined that demonstration of the ability to meet these requirements is necessary for appointment. Those who are currently OPOTA sworn officers are exempt.

Test Males
(Under Age 29)
(Under Age 29)
(Ages 30 - 34)
(Ages 30 - 34)
Sit-ups 40 35
36 27
Push-ups 33 18 27 14
1.5-mile run
11:58 minutes
14:07 minutes
12:25 minutes
14:34 minutes

Description of Exercises


The applicant will begin by placing his/her hands on the ground approximately shoulder width apart. The applicant’s feet may be together or up to 12 inches apart. The applicant’s body should be in a straight line from the shoulders to the ankles, and must remain that way throughout the exercise. The applicant will then lower his/her body by bending the elbows until the upper arms are parallel to the ground. The applicant will then return to the starting position by straightening the arms. The applicant will have 1 minute to perform the required repetitions. The applicant may rest only in the up position.


The applicant will begin in the starting position lying on his/her back with the knees bent at a 90-degree angle and the heels of the feet on the ground. The applicant’s fingers must stay interlocked behind the head throughout the entire test. When told to begin, the applicant will raise the upper body by bending at the waist and touch the elbows to the knees and then return to the starting position. The applicant will have 1 minute to perform the required repetitions. The applicant may rest only in the upright position.

1.5 Mile Run

The applicant must complete the 1.5 mile run in the prescribed time limit. The run will be held at an outdoor track, and the distance will be pre-certified. Applicants must supply their own running shoes; however, there is no other prescribed wear. Applicants may run in a group, or with an individual pacer, but they may not be assisted during the run in any other manner.


This is a pass-fail element of the selection process. Additional repetitions beyond the minimal requirements will not benefit the applicant in the selection process. Failure to successfully complete the exercises requires disqualification from further consideration during this hiring process. Applicants may reapply during future processes.