Job Standard Test

The Job Standard Test (JST) is a criterion-valid physical job task assessment that tests for an individual's ability to perform both typical and atypical physical tasks which can be expected to be required of a Police Officer's response to either a routine radio run or critical incident. The Job Standard Test (pictured in schematic below) is a continuous timed event comprised of six stations that must be completed in four minutes twenty-eight seconds (4:28) without stopping. The six stations of the Job Standard Test are as follows:

  • Barrier Surmount: From a kneeling, weapon-ready position the candidate sprints fifty feet to surmount a six-foot barrier.
  • Stair Climb: The candidate proceeds from the Barrier Surmount to a 6-stair climb system and completes three over-and-back traverses.
  • Physical Restraint Simulation: The candidate proceeds from the Stair Climb to a controlled-force tactics and training device, which measures the ability to resist or control force in a physical restraint situation.
  • Pursuit Run: The candidate proceeds from the Physical Restraint Simulation to a run/jog around a pattern of cones for approximately six hundred feet.
  • Victim Rescue: The candidate proceeds from the Pursuit Run to a simulated victim rescue involving a thirty-five foot drag of a one hundred seventy-six pound mannequin.
  • Trigger Pull: The candidate proceeds from the Victim Rescue to a trigger pull station, picks up an inoperative firearm, holds the firearm within a nine inch diameter metal ring and pulls the trigger sixteen times with the dominant hand and fifteen times with the non-dominant hand. Once inserted, the firearm must remain within the metal ring for the completion of the trigger pull cycles.Timing is stopped upon completion of the final trigger pull.
  • This continuous event series must be completed within four minutes twenty eight seconds (4:28).