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Physical Agility Course

All police recruit and police lateral applicants must successfully complete a physical agility course. The physical agility course is held at the Burbank Police Department Firing Range, located at 2244 Wildwood Canyon Road in Burbank, California.

The physical agility course is designed to simulate an urban foot pursuit a police officer might face in the performance of their duties. It must be completed in two minutes (02:00) or less. Candidates have two attempts to successfully complete the course.

Physical agility tests are typically held on one Saturday per month. Candidates will be notified of their physical agility test date.

Instructional Video

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Candidates can apply at *New recruits (non-laterals) must register with the National Testing Network prior to taking the written exam.

1. Apply Online


The Chief of Police and BPD Command Staff will meet and interview you to determine if you're a qualified candidate to join our team.

5. Chief's Interview


Candidates must pass the NTN written exam with a score of 70% or higher. For more information, follow the link below.

2. Written Exam

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An extensive background check will be completed to ensure candidates meet the high standards required to join Burbank PD.

6. Background Check

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Law enforcement is a physically-demanding career. Candidates must complete a physical agility course in two minutes or less. 

3. Physical Agility


A psychological exam is designed to evaluate a candidate's ability to handle the stresses that accompany a career in law enforcement.

7. Psychological Exam

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Following successful completion of the physical agility course, candidates must pass an in-person, panel interview.

4. Oral Interview


A medical exam ensures candidates are in good health and ready to perform the essential duties of a police officer.

8. Medical Exam

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