Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Preparing For The Academy

So you are preparing to attend the academy.  A little nervous? You don't need to be if you prepare for your first day. Read the following list of frequently asked questions and you will have a good idea of what to expect when you arrive at the academy.

How tough is the physical fitness training?

Physical fitness is an important part of the entry level law enforcement and jailor/court services training programs at Cardinal Academy.  Recruits attending either of these programs will have one hour of physical fitness training each day. The law enforcement recruits will take four physical fitness tests and the jailor/court services class will take three physical fitness tests during their respective training sessions.  In addition, both classes will run the physical ability (obstacle) course four times during the session. All entry level law enforcement and jail recruits will be required to run the 1.5 mile run on there first physical fitness test in 20 minutes or less to continue in that session. All entry level law enforcement and jail recruits will also be required to complete the physical ability course in one minute and thirty seconds to pass the block of instruction on physical fitness.

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