Dynamic Strength Test To Be Removed
Part of the current fitness assessment for recruits applying to become a police officer involves a ‘dynamic strength test’. This test aims to assess an individuals upper body strength using a machine called a ‘Dyno’.
This element of the fitness assessment is soon to be phased out.
From the police forces we have spoken to, new intakes of police officers will not have their upper body strength assessed using the dynamic strength machine. At this time we do not currently know what strength-based fitness assessment will take its place.
Our current understanding is that until a new strength based fitness assessment is mandated by the College of Policing, each force will adopt their own procedure. This may include continuing with the dynamic strength ‘dyno’ machine, creating a new fitness assessment or dropping it all together.
The information relating to they dynamic strength test will remain on the website and in the app until a new test has been mandated by the College of Policing.