JLBC Law Enforcement and Corrections
JLBC Physical Fitness Preparation Guide
What to EXPECT within the first two weeks of a JLBC academy program:
JLBC Physical Fitness Assessment Test Process:
Cadets participate in several physical fitness events and tests within the first two weeks of training and continue throughout the academy. Cadets who have a solid foundation in physical fitness or those who have been actively participating in a physical fitness program just before entering into basic training, in most cases, score higher than those cadets who have not been active.
Various job task analysis profiles for this profession have shown that several physical tasks are necessary to perform essential functions of a Law Enforcement or Corrections Officer. Data also document that physical fitness components are the underlying and predictive factors for performing tasks such as:
sustained pursuit/ aerobic power
sprints/ anaerobic power
dodging/ aerobic/anaerobic power and flexibility
lifting and carrying/ muscular strength and endurance; anaerobic power
dragging, pulling, and pushing/ muscular strength and endurance;
jumping and vaulting/ anaerobic power, leg power, and strength
crawling/ muscular endurance, flexibility, body fat composition
use of force/ muscular strength and endurance, anaerobic power
use of force/ muscular strength and endurance, aerobic power
The levels of physical fitness necessary for performing the essential functions of a criminal justice officer’s job.
Five (5) physical fitness components will be measured at the beginning and the end of your JLBC Basic Recruit Training Program.
JLBC Tasks are listed below:
1. Vertical Jump. This component measures leg power and measures how high a person can jump.
2. One Minute Sit-Ups. These exercises measure abdominal or trunk muscular endurance. While students lie on their backs, they will be given one (1) minute to do as many bent leg sit-ups as possible.
3. 300 Meter Run. This exercise measures anaerobic power, or the ability to make an intense burst of effort for a short period. This component requires students to sprint 300 meters.
4. Maximum Push-Ups. This component measures the muscular endurance of the upper body and consists of doing as many push-ups as possible until muscular fatigue develops.
5. 1.5 Mile Run. This exercise measures aerobic power or cardiovascular endurance stamina over time). To complete this component, the student must run or jog as fast as possible, for a distance of 1.5 miles.