The Arlington County Police Department is recruiting for a new class of police academy candidates.
Before you get out your resume, however, you should be aware that the application process is a bit more rigorous than that of your average post-collegiate job.
Among the tests you’ll have to pass:
- Human relations test
- Character/background investigation
- Panel interview
- Polygraph examination
- Stress test
- Psychological evaluation
- Drug testing
- Medical examination
- Physical abilities test
The department recently released a YouTube video that details what candidates will have to do to pass the physical abilities test. Among the requirements: being able to rack the slide and pull the trigger of a .40 caliber Glock semiautomatic handgun 13 times in 26 seconds.
Sound easy? Take a look at this elaborately-produced, three year old video of a not-so-typical day in the life of an Arlington police officer and see if you still got what it takes.