Physical Agility Test

Peace Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT)

Physical agility is a critical component to the success of both a police recruit and officer. The physical agility portion of the hiring process is based upon the Peace Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT).

This test will only be offered to those applicants who have successfully passed the initial phases of the hiring process. The test will be administered at the Phoenix Regional Police Academy (PRPA) and will be scheduled by an assigned background detective. The POPAT consists of the following five (5) assessments:

99-Yard Obstacle Course

Body Drag

Chain-Link Fence

Solid Fence Climb

500-Yard Run

POPAT Instructional Videos


For more information regarding the POPAT, please read the AZPOST rules and procedure manual:


If you have any questions about the POPAT and would like to speak with a recruiter, please contact a recruiter at (602) 534-9000, or submit your question below.

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