Sunday, December 16, 2012

TDCJ: No Plans To Change TDCJ's Physical Agility Testing Program

By Doug Glass, Backgate Website

With rumors of changes coming, we have the latest on the truth behind all these rumors. Rumors circling the state regarding the TDCJ's intention to increase the qualifications to pass it's physical agility testing given during pre-service and in-service  have been found to be just that at this point. Rumors. In an email from TDCJ's Public Information Office sent to the Backgate, Jason Clark stated that there are no immediate plans or conversations underway about changes to the current  TDCJ Officer P.A.T program. Does that mean that changes still won't happen in years to come? Who knows, but for now you guys are safe. But get ahead and start a work out program just in case. It can't hurt.

15 comments:

  1. From the desk of BoBoTheBeaten:

    Just what would be Jason Clark's definition of "immediate" be?

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  2. Just where was this picture taken? Looks more like a gym downtown, you know type that requires a membership. I certainly never saw anything this nice in TDC and I went a few times to the new academy at Plainview. I think this is a PR trick photo.

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  3. It will not change until Mendoza gets butt hurt again

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  4. Read where another staff member died during the PAT how many does that make sense it started? How many staff have died due to the inmates, sense the PAT started?

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  5. The two sergeants at the Abilene Inservice department are telling every class that the PAT standards are being raised, citing paperwork they supposedly have. Of course, the newest sergeant lies all the time anyway, so no big surprise.

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  6. pat is a joke with all the punching and kicking in inservice help us get reduced group
    membership fees at our local plant fitness for example more officers would work out. hell tdcj screws us as a group with the insurance help us get in shape

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  7. Tech the Rank lie all the time they have broke labor laws for yes. They don't care about you. Heck there is hundreds more signing up to get a chance to walk where I walked ...they only care about tdcj as a money making business not about you the one who's life is on the line every shift.

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  8. Funny, I've never done a push up during a use of force.

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  9. Some folks miss the importance of the PAT. Is a measure of an officers fitness level. All police and fire departments also have one. TDCJ implemented it to raise standards of new officers and to challenge current staff to be in better shape. It's here to stay we need to stop complaining and get with the program.

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  10. Taking pride in your job starts with taking pride in yourself. Being professional starts with looking professional. An officer who shows up to work with a large belly not only looks sloppy, he sends a message to the crook that he is sloppy in his work. I work in law enforcement, out on the street an officer that has shined boots, a squared away uniform, and a fit appearance, has a command presence. The officer that shows up to work sloppy will often find himself in a use of force situation simply because the crook doesn't take him seriously.

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  11. Fit or no fit we take care of our own

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  12. The Pat test is so obviously illegal that when it makes it before a federal district judge they will literally laugh TDCJ out of the courthouse. Why you ask? Many reasons including the fact it is discriminatory and biased against taller people. Take for example the 'squats'. How much easier is it for a 4 ft 8 inch woman to do squats off of a chair when the seat is 4 foot vs a man who is 6 foot tall? Well quess what ones heigth is genetic determined and men are on average taller then females.So if this is not dscrimination based upon genetics and gender what is? I bet you could not find one employee in tdcj who has ever done one pushup,situp or repeated squats in connection with their job.

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  13. Well tdcj is just tired of seeing fat pigs in uniforms..

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    1. Perfect example of the fit and ignorant

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