Correctional Officers

sec_arr Appendix C: New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) Physical Fitness Testing

Appendix C: New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) Physical Fitness Testing

Physical Performance Standards for Correction Officer Recruits

Seven Job-Related Tasks

Task Name Description
1 Cell Fire Response On the instructors command, the recruit carries the fire extinguisher in one hand for 20 yards, places it upright in the proper location and pushes one side of the barricade 18 inches (wall push).
2 Ladder Climb The recruit climbs a 16 foot ladder, using one rung at a time, touches the specified rung, and climbs down the ladder, one rung at a time.
3 Suspended Dummy The recruit lifts the rescue dummy weighing 160 pounds, raises it 3 inches, and holds it for the required 10 seconds.
4 Body Transport The recruit drags a blanket, containing a 160 pound dummy a distance of 40 feet.
5 Stretcher Lift The recruit “dead lifts” an 80 pound barbell So the knees, elbows, and back are straight, and holds it for 5 seconds.(1/2 stretcher lift)
6 Emergency Response Run The recruit runs the 100 yard course which includes a 3-foot vault, weaving through cones, and running a flight of stairs one step at a time.
7 Resistance Control The recruit faces the machine and squeezes against 100 pounds of resistance (using only the hands and arms) until the handles are together for 3 seconds.

“All Correction Officer recruits are required to qualify in physical performance. A maximum satisfactory time requirement for execution of all tasks performed in sequence shall be two minutes, fifteen seconds.

*Failure to qualify in the standards will result in termination from the training program*

Effective immediately, Correction Officer recruits who fail to run their initial physical performance test in 2 minutes and 15 seconds will attend mandatory remediation on Monday nights during weeks 2-7 of their recruiTTt training. The PT instructor responsible for the remediation will be responsible to document any deficiency areas of those recruits that fail and prescribe remediation exercises to facilitate the successful completion of the PPT [physical performance test] test. Additionally, the recruit will be placed on Academy restriction for the week following the failure and subsequent weeks until the test is passed.”

The above information is from the Albany Training Academy in New York.