OUPD reports that Corporal Shawn Byrd has been enrolled in the 157th Session of the Northeast Alabama Regional Law Enforcement Academy. On his first day, he successfully passed the APOSTC Physical Agility test which involves completing an obstacle course in 90 seconds (pushing an occupied patrol car 15 yards, running 50 yards and climbing over a 6 foot wall, running another 50 yards and climbing through a 2’ x 2’ window, running across a 15 yard balance beam, and pulling a dummy weighing 165 lbs for 15 yards). In addition, cadets have to run 1.5 miles in 15:27 minutes, complete 22 push-ups in 1 minute, and complete 25 sit-ups in 1 minute.
The APOSTC Physical Agility test is given on the first day of the academy to weed out individuals who do not meet state fitness standards. It is the most grueling portion of the 480 hour academy that stretches over a three-month period.
With this test behind him, Corporal Byrd is poised to begin his training in defensive tactics, firearms proficiency, Alabama penal code, investigations, crime scene searches, constitutional law, and other aspects of law enforcement.
Please continue to pray for Corporal Byrd as he represents Oakwood University.