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PAR Program

Pre-Academy Readiness (PAR)


In an effort to assist potential police applicants meet minimum physical entrance standards, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) will begin a Pre-Academy Readiness (PAR) Program. The purpose of the PAR Program is to teach potential applicants the proper techniques for each of the Physical Agility Test components and how to prepare for the test.

Each month potential applicants will have an opportunity to learn the proper techniques from IMPD Fitness Instructors. Following instruction, the applicant will be allowed to practice what they learned and receive feedback. Additionally, participants will be given information on how to continue to improve their fitness level after their participation in the program.

Members of the IMPD Recruiting Section will also be on hand to answer questions about the IMPD hiring process and what it takes to be one of Indy’s finest.

The PAR program will be conducted at the IMPD Training Academy (901 North Post Road) each month from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Although encouraged, participation in the PAR Program is not required to participate in the hiring process.

Participants in the PAR program should arrive before 8:45 a.m. and enter the training academy through door #8. Upon arrival, participants will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to participation in the program.

Appropriate shoes and attire for physical activity is required. Please refrain from wearing immodest or offensive clothing. Compression shorts are encouraged for all participants.  Applicants are also required to have and maintain a journal (notebook and pen) and provide their own water for each PAR session. Questions concerning the PAR program may be directed via email to Officer Melony Moore,

PAR Program 2017 Dates

January 28th
February 18th
March 25th
April 22nd
May 20th
June 24th
July 22nd
August 26th
September 23rd
October 28th
November tba
December tba

In addition to PAR, the IMPD Recruiting Unit has also started a Run Club to assist applicants in preparing for the running portion of the Physical Ability Test. Run Club is held every Tuesday, from 7pm – 8pm, at the IMPD Training Academy, 901 N. Post Rd. If you have any questions in reference to the Run Club please email the Recruiting Unit at