Getting Prepared

The MPD now offers a conditioning camp for active police recruit and PST applicants seeking to become the Best in Blue.
Target: active applicants preparing for the P.A.T. (Physical Abilities Test) and those getting ready to enter the training academy.
PublicSafetyRecruitment@memphistn.gov


STEPS TO FOLLOW & INFO YOU WANT TO KNOW


PHYSICAL ABILITIES TEST (1.5 mile Run)

  1. Fueling and Hydration
  2. Dress attire
  3. Warm up
  4. Deep breathing
  5. Running form
  6. Pace yourself
  7. Mental preparation

PHYSICAL ABILITIES TEST (Obstacle Course)

Fueling and Hydration

Dress attire

Deep breathing

Pace yourself

Mental preparation


WRITTEN EXAM

eSkills – Basic comprehension exam

Timed exam

40 questions / 30 minutes

Practice exam available

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BEHAVIOR INTERVIEW

What to expect? Observance of body language and intellectual responses.

What to wear? Wardrobe change is not expected or required. Your athletic wear – worn during PAT – is acceptable. (Note: During inclement weather conditions, candidates are encouraged to bring a second set of clothing to be comfortable and dry during the interview and written exam.)


IN-TAKE PROCESS

Bring the printed copy of the complete application, applicants are required to bring all requested documents

Your high school transcript (and college transcript, if applicable) should be ordered timely and is not expected to arrive at the MPD Training Academy during the time your application is presented.


BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION

Who is my assigned MPD Background Investigator?

What is their extension number?

How soon should I hear from my Background Investigator?

What is required of me?


PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM

700 question exam

Expect to test approximately 4 hours

Dress comfortable-casual


CLINICAL INTERVIEW

Meet one-on-one with the Psychologist

Come professionally dressed to impress


MEDICAL ASSESSMENT

Expect to be at the medical facility for testing approximately 3 to 4 hours

Dress comfortable

Be prepared for physical exertion


CANDIDATE PROCESSING SESSION

What to bring?

What to expect

How to dress?


ORIENTATION

What to bring?

What to expect?

How to dress?


FIRST DAY AT TRAINING ACADEMY

What should I know?

What to expect?

How to dress?