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DPS Row Certification Class

Class Length: 5 hours
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Register 9/3/20209/3/20200930 - 1400Denton Public Safety Training Center
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DESCRIPTION

The Fitness Wellness Unit (FWU) within the Education, Training and Research (ETR) division of the Texas
Department of Public Safety (TX DPS) provides training on the background, development of policy and
implementation of physical fitness testing and assessment within TX DPS. During this training, the
Officer Fitness and Wellness Program and how it aligns with the 6th pillar of the 21st Century Policing and
supports de-escalation through the components of physical fitness testing and assessment, wellness,
resiliency, and nutrition are conferred. Additionally, how TX DPS has navigated the variety of hurdles
inherent in creating and sustaining a fitness and wellness policy supported by EEO, Legal, Risk
Management, ADA and HR that is now mandated in Texas by Government Code 614.172 are discussed.
This training is provided to outside agencies at no cost for the training as a part of TX DPS’s core value of
teamwork as defined by how TX DPS works with and collaborates with outside agencies. Through this
collaboration, fitness policies and procedures of all agencies are strengthened through consistency and
continuity.

 


At the 4-5 hour TX DPS Row Tester Certification course, details discussed include:

  • Background of the fitness program evolution
  • Impact of the 6th pillar of the 21st Century Policing, requirements for de-escalation, Occupational
  • Duty of Care, and case law impacting physical fitness testing and assessment as well as lack
    thereof
  • Considerations from by EEO, Legal, Risk Management, ADA and HR
  • Means to deal with apathetic responses and program implementation pushback
  • Appropriate form, technique and protocols for utilization of the Rower
  • Demographic Performance Observations
  • How to begin program implementation

PREREQUISITES

None

COURSE COST

$FREE

SPECIAL NOTES

THERE WILL BE NO LUNCH BREAK SO PLAN ACCORDINGLY

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 25!

TO REGISTER - EMAIL - 

physicalfitness@dps.texas.gov

Attire:

  • PT Gear is appropriate as may have the opportunity to be involved in demonstrating on the rower
  • All participants will be required to wear an appropriate face covering to enter the facility and while in the classroom attending the training – all face coverings should cover both the nose and mouth
    • if DPS, then PT gear is required in order to participate in CP training

Materials: Pen and printed course manual from the following location

               For DPS Personnel, acquire manual from: http://www.dps.texas.gov/ETR/docs/dpsConcept2RowerTrngManual.pdf

               For external agencies outside of DPS, acquire manual from: http://www.dps.texas.gov/ETR/docs/extConcept2RowerTrngManual.pdf

Questions: email physicalfitness@dps.texas.gov

 

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 25!

TO REGISTER - EMAIL - 

physicalfitness@dps.texas.gov

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