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Posted on: November 7, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Police Department In-Service Training

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The department completed bi-annual in-service training throughout the  end of September and early October. Officers received training in mental health first aid, firearms, active shooter and completed physical  fitness testing. Physical fitness testing is comprised of a 1.5 mile  run, 300 meter sprint, 1 minute of sit-ups, vertical leap, and bench  press. The officer’s fitness test levels averaged in the 81st  percentile. The state minimum for police officer fitness upon hire is  the 40th percentile. Police officer’s complete the physical fitness test twice per year. 

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