Police Officer Testing

The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board has established the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test, which is not only used as a physical assessment tool by Illinois-certified police academies, but also used by many local police departments. The Test was created in recognition of the importance of physical fitness in the performance of essential law enforcement duties.

The Test requires police officer candidates to engage in the following activities:

  • Sit and Reach Test
  • One Minute Sit-Up Test
  • One Repetition Maximum Bench
  • 1.5 Mile Run

All of these exercises must be successfully completed in order to pass this Test. Candidate success is measured on a pass/fail basis.

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