Physical Ability Test: Corrections

The Physical Agility Test (PAT) is designed to give you an idea of the physical challenges you will face in Corrections. Performed at the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, you will have a chance to work with our staff to understand the rigors of Corrections and test yourself and your ability at performing the critical task required.

Before you can perform the PAT, you must be cleared by a doctor and present to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office staff a signed Release for Agility Testing Form (PDF).

On the day of the test, be in the right frame of mind. Although being fit is always a plus, your mindset can make or break you on this.

There are four components to the test that you must master in order to move on to the next phases of hiring:

  • 165 pound Dummy Drag for 50 feet.
  • Rapid Stair Climb and Descent.
  • 4-foot Standing Wall Jump.
  • 1.5 mile Run in 17 minutes.
Woman Dragging Dummy Across Gym Floor
Person Running up Stairs
Man Attempting Standing Wall Jump
Four Officers Performing 1.5 Mile Run

Corrections can be a physically demanding job. It is important that you are ready to perform all aspects of the job ensuring safety for yourself, your co-workers and those that are remanded to our custody.