Written & Physical Tests

Test Overviews

Showing up for these first exams is vital to becoming a Police Officer. The Written Exam covers the language requirements necessary. The Physical Agility Test (PAT) tests to see if you're fit enough to join the force. These requirements can be waived if you have completed the POST accreditation with 1 previous year of service.

The Physical Agility Test (P.A.T.) is usually done on weekends and administered by the Rio Hondo Police Academy Staff under the direction of the City of Glendale Human Resources Department. You must be successful in each phase of the P.A.T. to continue with the selection and hiring process.


Each event is timed separately and is scored on a point system. You will receive a score upon successfully completing all of the events in the amount of time allowed for each obstacle. To successfully pass the P.A.T., you will need to earn a minimum score of 384 points. Suggested times for each part of the exam can be found in the right-hand image. You will be required to successfully complete the P.A.T. before continuing to the written examination.

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Physical Test Requirements:

The Written Exam consists of a POST-approved multiple choice test. The test is designed to measure four skills associated with reading and writing: clarity, vocabulary, spelling and reading comprehension. There is no math or essay questions. Passing total t-score is usually 50, but you will be notified of the pass point when you receive your results via email. The written exam is pass/fail (not part of your final grade). Applicants should wear professional attire throughout the selection process beginning with the written exam. For a written exam study guide, refer to CSO Custody Officer Written Exam Study Guide.

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