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PARE & COPAT Training for Entry Tests

The Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE) is an occupational test used to assess a person’s ability to perform the physical demands of police work. The PARE is used by several law enforcement agencies throughout Canada, including the RCMP.

Correctional Officer Physical Abilities Test (COPAT) is an assessment tool used to identify candidates who possess the minimal physical abilities required to meet the demands of the job. The COPAT simulates the physical tasks that must be performed by Correctional Officers (CO).

Maritime Business College trains Corrections and Law Enforcement students on official PARE and COPAT fitness equipment.

Meet The Instructors


Greg joined Maritime Business College in September 2010 and teaches the Corrections portion of the program. He worked for over 28 years in correctional services and in 2008 he moved into the role of Deputy Superintendent of Operations at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside. He remained in that role for almost three years before becoming an instructor with Maritime Business College.


Paul retired in 2008 from the Edmonton Police Force after a 29-year career marked by decorations earned and national awards given in recognition of his exemplary achievements.During his career he specialized in education, course program development and the implementation of programs to support both tactical and investigative units. He served in patrol, community policing units, crime prevention sections, parks units and as a tactical flight officer in the canine and aviation division. Paul ultimately established himself as an authority on search and rescue operations, specializing in the management of investigations to locate lost or missing persons.


Pat has been an instructor at Maritime Business College since September 2018. He retired from the RCMP in 2014 after an almost 36-year career, all of which was served in Nova Scotia. His career accomplishments include the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, RCMP Long Service Medal and the Nova Scotia Long Service Medal. Skills he developed throughout his career include general policing, drug enforcement, serious, major and organized crime investigations, impaired and aggressive driving enforcement, police and public safety instruction and use of force instruction and review. Pat also has advanced knowledge in firearms training including handgun and precision rifle. He has competed domestically and internationally for both. He is a subject matter expert in legal applications and assists in the development and presentation of search warrant courses at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa, Ontario.

Why Maritime Business College?

Every program is taught by industry experts, and students benefit directly from the breadth and depth of their experience. And our curriculum is accelerated so that you finish a 2 year program in just 14 months.

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