New recruits for the positions of municipal police officer and municipal fire fighter must take and pass the Physical Abilities Test (PAT), administered by the Human Resources Division (HRD). 

Disabled public safety retirees must also take and pass the PAT before being restored to service through PERAC’s Restoration to Service program.


Questions about the PAT and Civil Service?

Contact us at:

Main Number: (617) 727-3777
Exam Hotline:(617) 878-9895
Fax:             (617) 727-0399

Questions about the PERAC Restoration to Service process?

Contact the PERAC Disability Unit Main Number: 617-591-8956.