Trends in Police Physical Ability Selection Testing

  title={Trends in Police Physical Ability Selection Testing},
  author={Larry Hoover},
Currently police agencies are employing variants of three basic forms of physical ability testing: job simulation exercises, physical agility and/or stamina tests, and norm referenced physical fitness or "wellness" tests. Although job simulation exercises superficially appear most defensible, they lack benchmark standards of minimal performance levels. Physical agility tests can be administered more economically, safely, and conveniently, but generally have substantial adverse impact. Norm… CONTINUE READING