The Kauai Police Department (KPD) requires qualified Police Services Officer applicants to have a minimum level of physical readiness in order to perform the essential physical functions of the job. To ensure that its police officers can safely perform those physical tasks, all qualified applicants will be required to undergo a Physical Readiness Standards Test (PRST) which will involve the following 6 physical fitness tests:
Agility run: This measures the ability to change direction while sprinting. The test consists of sprinting while dodging around obstacles (traffic cones) over a 180-foot course. 19.8 seconds
Bench press test: This measures the absolute strength of the upper body. The test consists of lying on a bench and pushing free weight in a vertical manner parallel to the body. Push 75% of your body weight.
Sit up test: The measure of trunk muscular endurance is very important to job function, overall physical performance, and the avoidance of injury. The test consists of the maximum number of sit ups performed in sixty seconds. 27 continuous reps in 60 seconds.
300 meter run: This measures anaerobic power or the ability to make an intense burst of effort for a short time period or distance. The test consists of running 300 meters as fast as possible. The maximum time allowed is 77 seconds.
Push up test: This measures the muscular endurance of the upper body. The test consists of doing as many pushups continuously from the front leaning rest position with no time limit. 27 continuous reps no time limit.
1.5 mile run: This measures aerobic power or cardiovascular endurance, the ability to sustain rhythmic movement of large muscle groups for a period of time. The test consists of running/walking 1.5 miles as fast as possible. The maximum time allowed is 19 minutes 16 seconds.
These standards and readiness tips can be viewed in further detail by reviewing Physical Readiness Handbook for Applicants and Incumbents.