What is included in the Physical Readiness Test?

All applicants for sworn positions must complete Physical Readiness Testing (PRT). Prior to participating in PRT applicants must complete a PAR-F medical questionnaire - https://www.friscotexas.gov/DocumentCenter/View/18718/Frisco-Police-Department-PAR-F

The PRT is offered in one format, the 2000 Meter row. The test is conducted indoors on a Concept 2 rower with the damper set on five (5). The minimum standard for each applicant is based on age, weight and gender. Using the percentage results for the test battery found on the Texas Department of Public Safety website chart, and the 2000 Meter row calculator, applicants must meet a minimum percentage score of 50% in order to be considered for employment. Applicants are reminded this is a competitive process and are encouraged to put forth their best effort.

To find your required time, click on the following link and enter your information. Enter your gender, your weight, and your age. Enter 50% in the target VO2 max percentage box and hit “enter”. The time listed is the maximum time you will have to successfully row 2000 meters.


If you are interested in learning more about the proper rowing technique, click on the following link and watch the short video:


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1. What are the elements of the selection/hiring process?
2. Do you offer lateral entry?
3. What is included in the Physical Readiness Test?
4. Do I need to submit a resume?
5. Do I need to turn in an application before I take the test?
6. Do you have incentive pay (bilingual, education, certifications, etc.)?
7. Is the Frisco Police Department civil service?
8. Do I get extra credit or points for prior military service?
9. What type of retirement system does Frisco Police Department utilize?
10. Do you have tuition reimbursement?
11. Are there age restrictions?
12. Does the agency have a K9 unit?
13. Can I be hired if I have speeding tickets, criminal history, or instances of drug use in my past?
14. When does the next academy start?
15. Is there a study guide for the written test?
16. What is covered in the written test?
17. What is scheduled on the day of the test?
18. What if I do not have any college hours?
19. Can I receive GI Bill benefits while in the police academy?
20. Do patrol officers work 8, 10, or 12-hour shifts?
21. Does the department have a tattoo policy?