Sample Task List

Task List

    School Police Officer Strength Tasks

  1. Lift a television set which has been left by vandals and carry it back into a classroom a distance of 40 feet.
  2. Carry a brief case from patrol car to police department building.
  3. Lift a bicycle into the back of patrol car.
  4. Lift bicycle into the back of squad car.
  5. Push open a chain link gate that has old or stuck wheels that make it hard to open and close.
  6. Lift a tire out of the back of a squad car when working the night shift.
  7. Push open a door that has been damaged due to burglary.
  8. Push open a window at the high school when it appears that a burglary has taken place.
  9. Stand on the roof a patrol car and pull yourself up onto the roof ofa school building.
  10. Lift and carry an injured student away from a violent and riotous crowd.
  11. Perform a body drag to move an injured student out of the sunlight or away from a hazardous situation.
  12. Lift and carry a student who is overdosing on drugs or alcohol and carry him to the nurses station.
  13. Lift and carry a student to a safe location when other students maybe repeatedly attacking the victim to inflict even more damage.
  14. Quickly run 75 to 100 feet to break up a fight on a campus.
  15. Swing a baton to defend to break up fights during a campus riot.
  16. With a forward thrusting motion, use a baton to strike a suspect in the chest in order to protect yourself and gain control of the situation.
  17. Sprint 50 yards after a fleeing student.
  18. Jerk on a baton to help open a stuck gate.
  19. Run to an accident in the parking lot.
  20. Run to a fight that is occurring on the bus.
  21. Pull students away from each other in order to separate during a fight.
  22. Push a violent and resisting student into patrol car.
  23. Pull a violent and resisting student out of the patrol car after transporting him to the county jail.
  24. Push a coke machine out of the way when it is blocking a door you must enter.
  25. Jump up in order to climb over a six foot tall chain link fence.
  26. Push, pull and shove hard on a combative student during a brief struggle to gain control of a situation.
  27. Throw a violent, and combative, adult nonstudent to the ground during a brief struggle.
  28. Dodge objects being thrown at you by parents and students after the football team has lost a game.
  29. Quickly exit patrol car to chase a fleeing nonstudent who has attacked a student.
  30. Walk for up to 8 hours while performing duties as a campus officer.
  31. Walk for as long as 16-18 hours on days of games, dances, and special activities.
  32. Conduct a building search for vandals or burglars at a school campus.
  33. Engage in a protracted struggle with a student weighing 260 lbs. for as long as five minutes in order to take into custody.
  34. Direct traffic for an hour and 15 minutes during a special event or emergency situation.
  35. Spend 30 minutes walking along the levy at a junior high school.
  36. Chase an escaping nonstudent a distance of two blocks, and then subdue him.
  37. Kneel or squat to get a better view on a stakeout in order to make yourself as small a target as possible.
  38. Bend over in a car while conducting a vehicle search.
  39. Crouch over during a building search at night as a means of reducing your visibility to others.
  40. Bend down or crouch at a crime scene to locate evidence.
  41. Bend over to pick up a bicycle and place it into back of vehicle.
  42. Fire handgun from kneeling, sitting and prone positions during firearms qualification.
  43. Bend over to perform CPR during annual recertification.
  44. Bend and reach while checking vehicles after the transport of suspects to county jail.

  45. School Police Officer Flexibility Tasks

  46. Reach into the trunk of patrol car to remove gear.
  47. Reach and stretch in order to climb over a chain link fence.
  48. Reach and stretch while patting down students suspected of carrying weapons.
  49. Reach up to pull down the arm of a suspect to place cuffs on.
  50. Reach up to help a student off the roof of a school building.
  51. Bend over and reach lift up an injured student.
  52. Repeatedly bend, twist, stretch and reach while fighting with a nonstudent suspect.
  53. Perform a building search for a reported bomb.
  54. Perform daily foot patrol on campus.
  55. Walk and perform various law enforcement activities for up to 18 hours including duties performed at a special event or emergency.
  56. Bend and reach while performing CPR during annual recertification course.
  57. Stretch arms and legs while running up the stairs at the stadium.
  58. Stretch while walking up and down stadium steps to deter crime.
  59. Bend and stretch while running to the parking lot and breaking up a fight between parents.

  60. School Police Officer Stamina Tasks

  61. Struggle with a combative nonstudent for up to four minutes to take into custody.
  62. Conduct a building check at night by walking around school facilities.
  63. After chasing a nonstudent offender for one hundred yards, take him down and subdue him until assistance arrives.
  64. Chase a fleeing nonstudent drug dealer for two hundred yards.
  65. Follow a violent offender (by keeping in view) to inform the police or county sheriff of location.
  66. Run up the stairs at the stadium to quell a disturbance.
  67. Place up to four resisting gang members in a single patrol car when transporting them to juvenile hall.

  68. School Police Officer Body Movement Tasks

  69. Reach out to a student who has made a sudden movement to stop him from reaching for a gun or other weapon.
  70. Draw 9 mm semi-automatic handgun from holster.
  71. Slam on the brakes of a patrol car to avoid collision.
  72. Block the punch of a student who is trying to hit you.
  73. Reach and grab a student who is trying to make a run from you after you have detained him.
  74. Coordinate the movement or your arms and legs while walking over rough and uneven in water and mud during flooding.
  75. Coordinate body movements while walking on levy.
  76. Coordinate the movement of your arms and legs while climbing up or down the stairs in the stadium.
  77. Coordinate your body movement while chasing a suspect across a campus.
  78. While subduing a hysterical and violent student, coordinate arm body and leg movements in order to restrain him or her.
  79. Walk through a crowd of 300 yelling students in order to get to a fight on school property.
  80. Coordinate arm and leg movements in order to climb over a chain link fence.
  81. Maintain your balance when fighting with a suspect to gain control.
  82. Maintain your balance while walking or patrolling in very strong winds.
  83. Demonstrate a field sobriety test for a student you suspect as being drunk.
  84. Maintain your balance while walking in water that is a foot deep during flooding.
  85. Maintain your balance while standing on a roof during a building check/search.
  86. Maintain body balance during a physical confrontation with a violent suspect.
  87. Chase a suspect over a wet and muddy surface without falling.
  88. Maintain your balance while climbing over a chain link fence.
  89. Maintain your balance while walking over slick and slippery floors.
  90. Perform a horizontal gaze nystagmus test.

  91. School Police Officer Arm and Hand Tasks

  92. Place a 9 mm shell into the clip of a semi-automatic.
  93. Hold handcuffs steady while placing them on a suspect.
  94. Hold your arm and hand steady to put pressure on a bleeding wound of a student while awaiting the arrival of an ambulance.
  95. Hold a flashlight steady at night during a building search.
  96. Aim a 9mm semi-automatic handgun.
  97. Aim a Polaroid to take a picture of evidence at a school crime scene.
  98. Use a slim jim.
  99. Stand in an intersection and direct traffic to a football game.
  100. Use a hand-held spot light while driving patrol car.
  101. Control a suspect with one hand, while cuffing with the other.
  102. Drive while speaking over hand-held microphone at same time.
  103. Perform a high speed pursuit while operating the steering wheel,transmission,radio, lights, siren and other car controls.
  104. Drive and hold a flashlight when searching for a hiding suspect.
  105. Clean 9mm semi-automatic weapon.
  106. Use various tools to change a tire on car.
  107. Place a micro cassette into tape recorder.
  108. Handle pepper spray.
  109. Take handcuffs off a suspect.
  110. Load film in a Polaroid camera.
  111. Place a magazine into 9mm semi-automatic hand gun.
  112. Fingerprint a suspect.
  113. Write report with a pen.
  114. Type on computer keyboard to retrieve information.
  115. Operate the AC, radio, wipers, sirens, emergency equipment, lights and other controls in a patrol car.
  116. Operate a portable hand-held radio.
  117. Handle 9 mm bullets when reloading clip.
  118. Hand the eye dropper when using the Valtox field test for drugs.
  119. Reach into a suspect's pocket and feel for a weapon, drugs or other evidence.
  120. Pick up shell casing, syringes and other evidence of crime found on the ground at a crime scene.

  121. School Police Officer Vision Tasks

  122. Read student ID card.
  123. Read attendance screens on campus computers.
  124. Look for serial numbers on evidence.
  125. Read a VIN number on a car.
  126. See the front sight of weapon.
  127. See latent finger prints at crime scene.
  128. Examine tool marks to determine the type of tool used in a burglary.
  129. Read print on driver's licenses.
  130. Read data on computer screen.
  131. Read departments policies, notices and crime bulletins.
  132. Read entries in the daily log.
  133. Match a description or suspect to photographs on file.
  134. Look at a gang photograph to see what the gang membership is.
  135. See when a driver's license has been altered.
  136. Look for evidence inside a car during a search.
  137. Describe a tattoo of a suspect (in terms of design, age, quality &location) for a report you are writing.
  138. Read a car license plate a distance of three car lengths away.
  139. Recognize wanted suspects or students walking along the street while driving.
  140. Read a house address from the patrol car.
  141. In broad daylight, determine if a person has a gun in their hand at7 yards.
  142. In broad daylight, determine if a suspect has a weapon in his handat 15 yards.
  143. Read street signs while driving.
  144. Perform pursuit driving.
  145. In broad daylight, determine if a suspect has a weapon in his hand at 25 feet.
  146. Look at the license plate of a suspicious car in neighbor hood and call in to dispatch.
  147. Scope a room out when conducting a search.
  148. Recognize the faces of students from as far a distance as possible.
  149. Describe the color of a tattoo for a report you are writing.
  150. Match colors on the field drug tests.
  151. Recognize eye and hair color as well as skin tones.
  152. Identify basic colors of cars.
  153. Identify the basic colors of clothing.
  154. Observe the red, green, and amber lights of traffic signals.
  155. Determine the type of fluid on the highway by its color (oil, transmission fluid, coolant, etc.).
  156. Identify a person as being a member of a particular race.
  157. When walking on foot see fight or drug dealers out of the corner of the eye.
  158. See movement to the left or right during a building search.
  159. As you approach a group of male students who spread out to your left and right, look for sudden movements to your extreme left and right.
  160. See a person flagging you down at the side of a highway.
  161. Out of the corner of your eye, see the sudden movements of suspects you have isolated while you are searching their vehicle.
  162. See a car enter an intersection at a four-way stop while you are driving through with emergency equipment flashing.
  163. During a disturbance several suspects are involved, observe the entire area around you in order to maintain control of the situation.
  164. Drive patrol vehicle onto campus, by carefully passing between narrow posts and poles.

  165. School Police Officer Hearing Tasks

  166. While in parked car at night hear the dispatcher.
  167. Listen to noises or the conversation of another officer while on a stake out.
  168. Hear the whispering of suspects during a building search.
  169. Hear the conversation of an attorney and a judge during a courtroom proceeding.
  170. Hear the soft-spoken speech of an injured student victim when taking a report.
  171. Hear parents' speech in a quiet home while interviewing them.
  172. Hear the speech of a witness in interview room.
  173. Hear and understand quiet conversation of another officer in close proximity to a suspect.
  174. Hear and understand the conversation of a CPS worker.
  175. Hear your two-way radio when the volume is extremely low.
  176. Hear the conversation of a student to determine what has occurred at an incident.
  177. Hear and understand the speech of various speakers during a meetings with school administrators and teachers.
  178. Hear and understand the speech of students or a Campus Monitor in a school cafeteria at lunch time.
  179. Hear and understand the conversation of parents or student over the sounds of screaming children and blaring television.
  180. Over the sound of the siren, hear dispatcher conversation over the radio.
  181. Hear conversation of dispatcher over traffic noise.
  182. Hear other officers' speaking during crowd control situation.
  183. Hear the speech of students and teachers in a noisy classroom.
  184. Hear the speech of students in hallways and walkways during class changes.
  185. Hear and understand the speech of a school bus driver concerning the behavior of particular students on the school bus.
  186. Hear and understand the conversation of students or teachers at a noisy football game.
  187. Hear the spontaneous statements of students immediately after a fight or other altercation involving multiple students.
  188. Determine which car in a parking lot is playing a stereo very, very loudly.
  189. Hear a student or another officer calling for help on campus.
  190. Determine the direction of gun shots.
  191. Determine from what parking lot squealing tires are coming from.
  192. When performing a building check, determine from what direction you hear a window breaking.
  193. Determine whether footsteps are coming toward, away, or left or right,during a building search.
  194. Discern whether footsteps are getting fainter or louder relative to your location.
  195. Recognize the sound of a knife opening.
  196. Hear the beeps on radio made to get your attention.
  197. Hear whether the patrol car's engine is making an unusual noise.
  198. Distinguish between car backfire and a gun shot.
  199. Recognize various sounds at a burglary in-progress, such as movement,breaking glass, and "prying" sounds.