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After you have successfully completed the written examination, you will be notified of your scheduled PAT. All candidates must appear in person with valid government-issued photo identification and dressed in physical training attire to participate.

If you successfully complete the physical agility test a background orientation is conducted immediately following the test and you will be given your background packet. You have twelve (12) business days from the date you receive your background packet to complete it and return it to Sheriff's Personnel.

The PAT consists of:

Sit-ups:
A minimum of 25 sit-ups must be completed within 60 seconds.
Push-ups:
A minimum of 20 push-ups must be completed within 60 seconds.
1 ½ mile run:
The run must be completed within 15 minutes 30 seconds, with no stopping or walking.

If you weren't able to successfully complete the physical agility test you may contact a recruiter to schedule another attempt.

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Advance Preparation

You can take an Introduction to Law Enforcement and Physical Conditioning for Basic Academy Students course through Moreno Valley College. The class meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Sheriff's Ben Clark Training Center for one semester. It's a great way to experience academy physical training and to meet training staff.

You may use your agility scores from this course in place of the physical agility test as long as they meet the minimum pass points.

What You Will Gain From the Course

  • The academy is rigorous. Taking this intro course will get you into shape to meet the physical demands of academy training.
  • You'll learn the training style practiced at the academy and you'll learn more about academy rules and regulations.
  • Meet other candidates who can provide support and encouragement.
  • Meet the staff who conduct the academy program and who can answer your questions about the academy.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding the course please contact Moreno Valley College at bctclaw@mvc.edu or (951) 571-6316.

Minimum Requirements
Correctional Deputy
At least 18 years of age at time of application
Eligible to work in U.S.
Ability to obtain California Driver License
U.S. high school diploma or G.E.D., or equivalent