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Nebraska Crime Commission

Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Physical Tasks


The physical tasks were identified through the most recent Job Task analysis and approved by PSAC as a part of the 2014 curriculum.  These tasks must be completed by the student prior to receiving certification.

During the first week, the student will participate in physical skills testing.  This testing is designed to demonstrate the essential physical tasks and the student’s skill in performing the tasks.

If students cannot perform an essential task they have until 10 days prior to graduation to improve their skill and complete all tasks. If a student is unable to complete the essential physical tasks at the time of graduation, they will not receive basic law enforcement certification.  A list of required physical tasks which the student must complete prior to graduation follows:

  • Bend over to help person (200 lbs)  to standing
  • Grip & Hold resisting persons to maintain physical control (200 lbs 5 minutes)
  • Hold/restrain struggling person (200 lbs 4 minutes)
  • Physically defend against and control an attacking person
  • Take down and subdue a resisting person
  • Use repetitive hand movements
  • Kneel &/or bend for sustained period
  • Run 300’ on flat surface
  • Run 200’ on varying terrain
  • Walk up and down 4 flights of stairs
  • Run Up/down 3 flights of  stairs
  • Climb or pull oneself over 6’ tall obstacle (fence)
  • Lift objects (68 lbs) off ground (38” high) w/o assistance
  • Lift objects (180 lbs) off ground (40” high) w/assistance
  • Push (38’) vehicle (2 ton) out of traffic by oneself
  • Lift objects (50 lbs) down from elevated surface place on ground
  • Climb/Pull oneself onto a large piece of equipment or object ( platform 5’high)
  • Jump down from elevated surface
  • Jump/vault over ditch, hole or other hazard (36” wide)
  • Kneel, squat and recover to feet
  • Hold a person (150 lbs) suspended in air (stop suicide or rescue a person)
  • Perform strenuous physical activities in a series (sprint, run upstairs, wrestle, pull, carry, etc)
  • Perform duties wearing full duty gear
  • Push door with shoulder
  • Kick door with foot
  • Bend over and push object
  • Carry, by self, an immobile child
  • Carry with someone else an immobile child on a stretcher
  • Drag by yourself an immobile child
  • Drag by yourself an immobile adult
  • Crawl under an obstruction
  • Climb over fence
  • Jump /vault over fence or other barrier
  • Climb through window or other such opening
  • Sprint at full speed (less than 300 yds)
  • Quickly exit or enter cruiser