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Local Corrections Officer Physical Ability Test - LCOPAT

Students training

It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide proof of successful completion of the LCOPAT to a potential employer. The test results of the LCOPAT are valid for one (1) year from successful completion of the test

Upcoming Training Dates

  • TBA

Total Cost

  • Shall not exceed $50 per person/per test

Questions?

For more information contact Barney Ledford, Mid Michigan College Criminal Justice Program/Training Coordinator, at (989) 339-6961 or bledford@midmich.edu.

Local Corrections Officer Physical Ability Test (LCOPAT)

Mid Michigan College offers the Local Corrections Officer Physical Abilities Test (LCOPAT) once each month for local corrections officer applicants at Sheriff's Departments in the region.

  • The LCOPAT schedule is based on instructor availability and participant registrations.
  • This test is for individuals seeking employment as a local corrections officer at sherriff's departments.
  • Interested participants should contact Barney Ledford, Mid Michigan College Criminal Justice Program/Training Coordinator, at (989) 339-6961 or bledford@midmich.edu.

To become a Local Corrections Officer, each new candidate is required to meet all of the minimum standards established and adopted by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) under the authority of Section 8 of Public Act 125 of 2003. The Sheriff’s Office has the responsibility to screen candidates to ensure compliance with all minimum standards.

Please Note: County Sheriff’s Offices have the discretion to establish standards that exceed the MSCTC minimum standards as long as the agency can justify the higher standard in relation to the position.
The LCOPAT is one part of the requirements applicants must complete.

  • Beginning March 1, 2014, each local corrections officer applicant is required to demonstrate their physical ability by successfully completing the Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) Local Corrections Officer Physical Ability Test (LCOPAT) before being hired as a local corrections officer.
    • No other physical fitness/physical ability test will meet the requirements. The LCOPAT is designed to simulate the physical aspects of the local corrections officer profession and is made up of different components that address a specific physical ability or job task.
    • Prior to completing the LCOPAT applicants must provide a Health Screening Form, review the LCOPAT Guide, and pay the test fee.
  • LCOPAT test sites approved by the MSCTC have the authority to establish a fee for administering the LCOPAT at their facility. However, the fee shall not exceed a cost of $50.00 per student/per test.
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to provide proof of successful completion of the LCOPAT to a potential employer. The test results of the LCOPAT are valid for one year from successful completion of the test.
 
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