Requirements and Physical Testing (PT) Standards

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To qualify to take our test, you must be a U.S. Citizen, have a High School Diploma or certificate of GED recognized by the Maryland Board of Education, have a valid driver’s license from any state, and you must be 21 years of age or reach age 21 by academy graduation.

All applicants are required to meet the selection requirements of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC) and Hagerstown Police Department.  The selection process includes a thorough background investigation.

Eyesight correctable to at least 20/30 in each eye.

PT Standards

All applicants are required to pass a gender and age normed pre-employment fitness test.  The test consists of a 1.5 mile run, a 60 second push-up test, and a 60 second sit-up test.  Passing scores are as follows:


                          SIT-UPS             PUSH-UPS                1.5 MILE RUN


MALE              
20 – 29                 38                     29                                   12:24
30 – 39                 35                     24                                   12:53
40 – 49                 29                     18                                   13:50
50 – 59                 24                     13                                   15:14
 
FEMALE                                 (FULL)    (MODIFIED)
20 – 29                 32                15             23                      15:05
30 – 39                 25                11             19                      15:56
40 – 49                 20                 9              13                      17:11
50 – 59                 14                N/A           12                      19:10

THE CITY OF  HAGERSTOWN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, ancestry or national origin, age, martial status, sexual orientation, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.