The Grand Prairie PD has rolled out a new in-service program. The four prong program is called GPPD Fit Force. The four cornerstones of the initiative focus on coaching an officer on their physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial wellness.
We’re all familiar with the Weekend Warrior or at least the caricature: sore and limping by Tuesday
It is commonly assumed any test and standard that has disparate impact is illegal.
In Part 2, Kathy provides a workout plan for use if an officer had only 15 minutes each day for exercise,
Tests of muscular endurance, that is the ability to sustain a sub-maximal force, include the timed one-minute sit up test and the push up test. Muscular strength is the ability to generate high amounts or maximal force, typically one time. The bench press test measures the amount of force the upper body can generate in the bench press position.
Again, it is important to note that public safety officers generally will not perform these tasks in the line of duty; these test events represent valid field measures of the attributes of muscular strength and endurance.
In the process of performing our duties, we will, on demand, develop tests and standards. These physical readiness tests take one of two forms: physical fitness test battery or job-task simulation tests. (We develop both but don't charge extra for it!) One of the first questions we get during the out-brief is: "How many people will pass (or fail) the test?"