Contact

School of Human and Protective Services


Protective Services Education Building 100
1701 Pearson Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-5400
Email

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Law Enforcement Academy Physical Fitness

All recruits entering the 720-hour Law Enforcement Academy at Madison College must pass a physical readiness test. We provide a series of testing dates for both preservice and sworn officers seeking to enter the Law Enforcement Academy. Applicants can only test three times within a six-month period to gain entrance into the academy, with a minimum of six weeks in between each test attempt.

Prior to participating in fitness testing, you must provide:

Madison College Protective Services
Attn: Law Enforcement Academy Fitness Testing
1701 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53704

Test Dates and Locations

August 12, 2017 starting at 8 a.m. - Madison College Protective Services Building, 1701 Pearson St, Madison

Test Reservation Form

Entrance Standards

  • Run 1.5 miles in 20 minutes 20 seconds
  • Run 300 meters in 82 seconds
  • Pushups: 18 consecutive
  • Sit-ups: 24 in a minute
  • Vertical jump of 11.5 inches
  • Agility run 23.4 seconds

Physical Readiness Testing Handbook


Test Day

You should arrive 30 minutes early for stretching and instructions. You must wear appropriate athletic footwear, shorts or sweat pants, and a loose-fitting t-shirt free of improper logos or depictions. We also encourage you to bring a towel and a water bottle. Our testing coordinators reserve the right to decline testing for failure to have all proper forms completed, failure to dress appropriately, or observations of conduct that is deemed concerning or unsafe.