This is my journey to become a police officer in Toronto

Friday, April 30, 2010


Hi Everyone!

The Obstacle Course (PREP):
In order to become a police officer in Ontario, you must run an obstacle course in 2mins 42secs.
There are 4 laps. You must run up and down a set of stairs.
On the second and fourth lap, you must jump over a 4 foot fence (I think the one in the picture is a bit higher).     
Then you have to push a 32kg/70lb weight around in a semi-circle 6 times. 
Next, is an Arm Restraint Simulator. You grip handles and pull them together. It needs a force of 14.5kg/32lbs
Then, you pull 32kg/70lb weight around in a semi-circle 6 times. 
Then you do the Arm Restraint Simulator again. 
Finally, you drag a 150lb dummy 15 m/50ft.
You must do all this whilst carrying a 9lb weight around your hips.

Shuttle Run (PREP):
After the obstacle course, you need to run up and down a 20m layout. There is a timed beep. You must reach to the end of the 20m before the beep. If you fail to do this twice,  you are disqualified. The time between the beeps get progressively shorter until you reach level 6.5.

Right now, I think I would be able to do the obstacle course in 4mins (maybe). I tried to drag my younger brother - he weighs 158lbs, but it was hard! It's a lot harder than it looks! 

I can't complete the shuttle run yet. I think I'm going to start doing 50m sprints everyday to increase my anaerobic fitness (short, fast bursts of exercises).

Please leave comments & thanks for reading!** 


  1. It is good that you are planning and preparing for these fitness tests. When I passed mine, I was shocked at how poorly prepared some of the folks were--they were simply wasting their time.

  2. Slamdunk:
    Thanks for the comment! I think a lot of people over-estimate their fitness levels. It's harder than it looks!

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  4. Sorry Patti, but I removed your comment because I would not like someone else writing my posts. This blog is very personal to me. I enjoy writing about my struggles to get to a higher level of fitness for my dream job:)
    -Thanks, but no more sales pitches please.

  5. that sounds really challenging! i don't think -I- could do it :) of course toddlers have more physical stamina then I have lol

  6. Twon: LOL! I can't do it yet, but I'm trying! I think you could do it! You're doing really well on your weight loss journey!:)

  7. You are my hero! I bow down to your awesomeness. Which is my way of saying. I don't know that I could do this but think it's totally awesome you can.

  8. Lanine: Thanks! You're so sweet! You made my day :)

  9. I am sure these are easy for you!!! Don't worry and Keep doing well. you are doing well. you are going get a good result. I love you and It's a good information. this is good for people who prepare police training. I love you.

  10. Wow! This looks challenging. But, it's absolutely great that you are getting prepared. That's what my husband did and when it was time to test, he passed with no problem.

    I'm a new follower! Great blog!

  11. Thanks Jackie! I really appreciate it:)