Video: Asheville Police Department physical agility standards


Ever wondered what physical agility standards Asheville Police Department recruits are required to complete?

Well here’s an answer for you…it’s called the Police Officer Physical Agility Test (POPAT). And it’s part of the North Carolina state requirements to become a certified police officer.

Pushups, broad jumps and the “bag roll” are only three of the tasks on this obstacle course.

This video lays it out.

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