How do I prepare for the Physical Fitness Test?

The LVPD utilizes the Cooper Institute Fitness Test for law enforcement. The assessment measures health related components to fitness. The testing standards are age and gender specific. The LVPD minimum standard for successful completion of the Physical Agility Test is a 40% level, with a required finish in all events. The Five Foot Agility Wall Climb and Dummy Drag are pass/fail and not included in the Cooper Test scoring. Cooper Standards Course: To pass, you must successfully get over the Five Foot Wall, complete the Dummy Drag in the allotted time, and score at least 40% in the Cooper activities, with at least one point in each. Go to the “Selection Process” tab for more information.

Five Foot Agility Wall Climb

Dummy Drag

Vertical Jump

1 Minute Sit-Up

1 Minute Push-Up

300 Meter Run

1.5 Mile Run

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1. What are the minimum requirements for becoming a police officer?
2. Where do I obtain an application?
3. How long does the hiring process take?
4. How do I prepare for the Physical Fitness Test?
5. Do I have to live in La Vista as an officer?
6. What kind of hours do police officers work?
7. What is the salary range of an officer?
8. What benefits are included?
9. What is the Academy like?
10. How long is the Field Training Officer Program (FTO)?