PREP Workshop / Atelier ECPA (ONTARIO)

Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (ONTARIO) Workshop (PREP) In Collaboration with Ottawa Police Service (OPS) and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)

As of October 31st, 2015 major changes have occured to the Ontario PREP.

The PREP helps to ensure that a candidate has the physical abilities to take on the duties of a police officer.  The PREP consists of a health-related questionnaire and a two-part physical skills and abilities test (Pursuit Restraint and Aerobic Shuttle Run).  You must pass the screening criteria on the health questionnaire to proceed to practice the complete physical abilities tests.  If you are unable to attempt the PREP due to health concerns or not feeling prepared to try we will provide you sufficient time to practice any components you may desire to attempt.

If you decide to attempt the complete PREP you must submit a completed PAR-Q/PARmed-X questionnaire, which identifies any personal health risks associated with strenuous exercise.  As well, you will be required to complete and sign a PREP Participant Consent Form.  Your blood pressure will be measured when your request to attempt the complete PREP.  Participants over 40 years of age must complete the PARmed-X form with their family physician before being given the opportunity to do the complete PREP workshop practice.  

Note: These forms are available on this site under Forms.  Please print a copy and bring them with you to your workshop.

Components of the PREP

Pursuit Restraint Circuit:  This requires you to complete, as quickly as possible, a 25 meter circuit four times (total distance=100 metres) while wearing a (4 Kg / 9 lbs) soft weight belt and a (4 kg / 9 lbs) weighted vest.  Total weight with belt and vest (8kg / 18lbs)

You will be asked to climb a set of stairs during each rotation and pass under a 24 ìn barrier. You will also need to scale a 1.2 metre fence in the second and fourth rotation (2 sets of two rotations).  After completing the first two rotations of the circuit, you will be asked to push and pull (35.5kg/ 78 lb) on the "body control" simulator  arcs of the pull/push component.  You will perform one (1) "arm restraint" simulations.  You will then be required to complete your second set of two rotations of the circuit, push/pull, arm restraint followed by the drag a (77 kg /170 lb) Victim drag for a distance of 15 metres.


The MEETS STANDARD, for the circuit portion of the PREP, is 157 seconds or 2 minutes and 37 seconds.


Aerobic Shuttle Run: You will be required to run back and forth over a 20 metre course in time with recorded beep signals.  The timed beeps of the 20 metre course is shortened progressively until you reach the PREP completion level of seven (7.0). 


Both, the Pursuit Restraint Circuit and Aerobic Shuttle run, must be completed within the standards to pass.

(Pursuit Restraint Circuit in 157 seconds or less and have completed level (7) seven on the Aerobic Shuttle Run)

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