BUTTE, Mont. -

Butte-Silver Bow police are testing officers with the Montana Physical Abilities Test.

Officers are timed while running an obstacle course six times, with a 75-pound push and pull machine at the end.

Police officers are required to complete the test in under six and a half minutes, for the SWT team, it's under four and a half minutes.

The course is designed to evaluate Montana law enforcement officers on the essential physical abilities needed to their job.

"It's just the endurance, it doesn't seem like a lot doing one lap of it, but doing six then doing the push-pull at the end of it makes it very difficult," said patrol officer Callie Daly.

Butte-Silver Bow police complete the MPAT twice a year.