As a result of an initiative by the Public Safety Council, a regional police physical ability testing program, adhering to POST standards, was unveiled in February of 2000.
The program, administered by Complete Health and Injury Prevention, LLC. (CHIP), is posting some impressive statistics. Hundreds of assessment centers have been held and well over 100,000 recruits in the Capitol Region have been tested. Results are accepted by nearly every municipality in Connecticut as well as some agencies in Massachusetts. The benefits of the program include a reduction in the financial, personnel, and time commitments involved in planning and administering assessments and an expedited hiring process. To find out future assessment dates or to register for an upcoming test visit: www.CertifyFit.com. As a result of the CHIP program a second company was created to further streamline the recruitment and selection process for both the applicant and the department. That company is PoliceApp.com. To search for current career opportunities in public safety visit, www.PoliceApp.com.
This program’s counterpart, the regional fire physical ability testing program, is now also in place. More information about this program and fire activities in general can be found on the CT Fire Administrator’s web page: http://www.ct.gov/cfpc/site/default.asp