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Physical Ability Test (PAT) Workshop



This workshop offers Police Officer Trainee applicants the opportunity to practice completing the Physical Ability Test. Applicants will receive helpful tips and information that may improve test performance. The workshop is held at Merritt College in Oakland at the Rear Parking Lot (in Merritt College gym if raining). Exercise attire is appropriate. All participants must be on scene no later than 8:00am to participate.


Officer Damon Gilbert
Recruiting & Background Investigation Unit
Lead Defensive Tactics Instructor
Oakland Police Department
Office: (510) 238-3521
Cell: (510) 882-8238
Fax: (510) 238-6425


Map location for Physical Ability Test (PAT) Workshop, located at 12500 Campus Drive in Oakland, CA 94619
12500 Campus Drive
Oakland, CA 94619

Accessibility and Interpretation Requests

This event is wheelchair accessible. Contact us to request disability-related accommodations, American Sign Language (ASL), Mandarin, Spanish or another language interpreter at least five (5) business days before the event. Please refrain from wearing scented products as a courtesy to attendees with chemical sensitivities.