What is My First Step?
Physical Abilities Assessment, Preparation and Forms
FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPUTY TRAINEE, DETENTION DEPUTY TRAINEE AND RESERVE DEPUTY
Your first step is to make sure you qualify for the position. If you have not done so, review the Minimum Qualifications and make sure you qualify and are within our hiring guidelines. You must meet all qualifications to apply.
NOTE: Our process has changed and all prospective applicants must first review the Get Started section and ensure they meet the qualfications and create a profile in the system. If you are within 2 hours driving from the Tampa area, you are considered an "in town" applicant. If so, you should qualify with Civil Service and take your FBAT or CJBAT test first. Out of Town applicants are provided specfic instructions in the Get Started section.
This assessment is designed to measure a candidate's aerobic capacity while also measuring their core and upper body strength. Applicants that do not pass the PAA will not continue with the process. Failure to meet any one of the minimum requirements will result in your failure of the PAA. It is not at all uncommon for candidates to arrive for the Physical Abilities Assessment when they are incapable of successfully completing the tasks. Make sure that you know you are physically capable of completing this process.
You must bring a completed PAA medical clearance form signed by your physician stating that you are physically capable of participating in the testing. Failure to bring the signed form will result in the candidate being rescheduled.
Candidates that successfully complete the PAA and the qualification interview will be given direction to complete the application process.
Once you have received instructions for the PAA, you should bring the required documents and Medical Clearance Form signed by a medical professional. The primary goal of the Physical Abilities Assessment (PAA) is to determine if an individual possesses the basic skills to perform the physical tasks required of law enforcement officers.
This assessment is designed to measure a candidate's aerobic capacity while also measuring their core and upper body strength. Applicants that do not pass the PAA will not continue with the process. Failure to meet any one of the minimum requirements will result in your not passing of the PAA.
The following minimum standards must be met:
- 20 Push-ups in One Minute (Minimum)
- 25 Sit-ups in One Minute (Minimum)
- 14" Vertical Leap (Minimum)
- 300 Meter Run - 69 Seconds (Maximum)
- 1 1/2 Mile Run - 15 Minutes (Maximum) *16 Minutes for Reserve Deputy
Remember, law enforcement is a career that requires an ongoing commitment to remaining physically fit. Do not think that this is something that you simply prepare for just for the test, and then will never have to worry about again.
Medical Clearance Form
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Location and Scheduling Information
The Physical Abilities Assessment is conducted at the Training Division Facility at Pinebrooke. The address is:
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Training Division
1409 N. Falkenburg Road, North
Tampa, FL 33619
Reporting times do vary. Make sure you are 15 minutes early. If you are late, you will not be admitted.
Please bring your Driver's License, hydrating fluids, and a towel to the PAA - Exercise attire is required.