Police Physical Abilities Test — Police Test Info.
The Police Physical Abilities Test (PAT) is a highly regulated selection procedure that looms as a major challenge for most candidates. Commitment and preparation are required in order to pass. Whether the department you’re applying with calls it PAT, PTT, POPS, POWER or PAA, the police physical abilities test is always pass/fail and a true gut-buster.
Most departments have you take the physical abilities test after you past the police written exam. However, some agencies believe that it is more cost effective to conduct the physical abilities test first, in order to avoid the cost of administering the written test.