Police Fitness Training

The Oval offers a full complement of services for individuals either serving or considering a career in law enforcement. These services include: preparatory programs for municipal Police Officers Physical Abilities Test (POPAT), RCMP Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE) Test, Correctional Officers Physical Abilities Test (COPAT) and Sheriffs Officer Physical Abilities Test (SOPAT).

Don Kirkland

The founder of LEAP (Law Enforcement Applicant Prep), a 28-year veteran of the Vancouver Police Department, former Canadian soldier and United Nation’s tour veteran.

Don’s extensive police experience began as a patrol officer, field trainer, school liaison officer. Continued onto ERT (SWAT) sniper and trainer, ERT hostage negotiator and crisis intervention negotiator and trainer. Completing his accomplished career as Detective in Vice, & Gambling and Undercover operator and trainer. Don is a recipient of the Attorney General’s award for valour.

These days Don is a registered Fitness Leader member with BCRPA (Personal trainer; Weight trainer SFL; Theory; Older Adult; with courses in Osteofit; Group fitness; Boxercise; Boxing coach). Don is a graduate of the Hilltop Academy for Fitness Professionals and is passionate to give back to his trade.

The Law Enforcement fitness program trainers, Don Kirkland and Glenn Docherty, draw from approximately sixty years of credible knowledge from policing backgrounds. Their goal is to provide law enforcement agencies with the most “Fit for Duty” applicants.

Glenn Docherty

Glenn retired from the Vancouver Police Department in 2016 after a robust 26-year career in law enforcement.

Glenn holds a Bachelor of Physical Education Degree from the University of British Columbia with a specialty in Exercise Physiology and Coaching.  Prior to entering the VPD, Glenn was a Fitness Coordinator at private fitness clubs in downtown Toronto. In addition, Glenn officiated soccer at the professional level for 12 years and was selected to represent Canada as an International Referee.

Services are available by appointment only

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8AM-1PM
Group training available by request

48 hours notice required for cancellation
Private Training $50
Testing $70

For more information contact Don Kirkland @ 604.862.5997 or popatfitness@gmail.com