Photo Gallery: Police recruits

  • Joseph Tigeleiro, 22, of Palm Beach City, jumps the six-foot-wall, during his agility test, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Broward College's Institute of Public Safety. Tigeleiro says he will take any job that will have him. In order to become a police officer you have to pass basic tests including a swim test and agility test before you can apply for a department. This testing is done at Broward College. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Chris Rodriguez, front right, 24, of Miami, keeps ahead of the pack, during the half-mile run, with others all hoping to be police recruits, during the agility test at Broward College's Institute of Public Safety, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Marlin Peiffer, left, 23, of Hollywood, listens to instructions, during his testing at Broward College's Institute of Public Safety, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Peiffer hopes to become a police recruit for Hollywood. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Thomas Willis, 27, will apply at the City of Hollywood, to be a police recruit, as he cruises through the ropes grid during his agility testing at Broward College, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. In order to become a police officer you have to pass basic tests including a swim test and agility test before you can apply for a department. This testing is done at Broward College. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A Smith and Wesson is ready for potential police recruits to begin their "trigger" pull test. They must pull 18 times with their strong hand, and 12 times with their weak hand, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. In order to become a police officer you have to pass basic tests including a swim test and agility test before you can apply for a department. This testing is done at Broward College. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Chris Rodriguez, 24, of Miami, makes his way through tunnel, a concrete pipe, 8-feet long, with an inside diameter of three feet, at Broward College, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. In order to become a police officer you have to pass basic tests including a swim test and agility test before you can apply for a department. This testing is done at Broward College. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Joseph Tigeleiro, front center, 22, of Palm Beach City, during the half-mile run, with others all hoping to be police recruits, during their agility test at Broward College's Institute of Public Safety, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Aileen Rodriguez, 27, of Miami, climbs through the window, during her agility test, at Broward College, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. To become a recruit you must pass basic tests including swimming and the agility test. Broward College handles between 13,000 and 15,000 tests a year. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A billboard along I-95, at Oakwood Plaza, advertises the need for recruits at Hollywood Police Department, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Hollywood Police Department is hiring new officers and they want everyone to know. From a billboard to bus benches to a banner across Hollywood Boulevard the city is trying to get the word out that it needs 33 men and women to join the force. City leaders say with other departments now hiring everyone is competing for the new recruits. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF