On Thursday, December 9th at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Gymnasium, the Prince Albert Police Service is hosting a POPAT training session for women considering a career as a police officer. This women-only session will include training tips and information about preparing for the Police Officer Physical Abilities Test (POPAT).
The POPAT is a timed physical abilities test that simulates a real-life critical incident in which a police officer may have to sprint, jump over or climb under obstacles, and physically control and apprehend a suspect. Successful completion of the POPAT within the allotted time is required in order to continue in the formal police officer selection process.
Women who are interested in attending the training session on December 9 must meet the following criteria:
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Must have proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (two doses). You must be at least 14 days past your second dose to be considered fully vaccinated.
- Must bring indoor running shoes and water bottle.
Women police officers with the Prince Albert Police Service will be in attendance to answer questions about the recruiting process, training for the POPAT, and working as a police officer. Anyone who would like to know more about the recruiting process and specifically the physical abilities test is welcome to attend, regardless of current fitness level.
There is no fee to attend this session. Anyone with questions about this training night is welcome to contact Sgt. Kathy Edwardsen by email at [email protected] for additional details.
WHAT: POPAT Training Session for Women
WHEN: Thursday, December 9
WHERE: Gymnasium, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
TIME: 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.