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Posted almost 6 years ago

 

Does anybody know of the Power Test for police departments and what they might include?

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Never heard of it?  Good question...


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Maybe due to the fact that it's called the Power Test which is the Physical Fitness Exam within Illinois or so.

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OK, got ya.....


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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

The Illinois State P.O.W.E.R. Test sucks big time. I'm training for it right now.


 


 




The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, in recognizing the importance of physical fitness status for academy performance (and eventual job performance), has established the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) test for entering any of the Illinois certified police academies.   These fitness entrance requirements help to ensure that each recruit can undergo both the physical and academic demands of an academy without undue risk of injury and with a level of fatigue tolerance to meet all academy requirements. Candidates unable to meet these fitness requirements are eliminated from the hiring process with the Elk Grove Village Police Department.   The POWER test consists of four basic tests. The test will be given in the order listed with the rest period between each test. The actual performance requirement for each test is based upon age (decade) and sex, and is as follows:  


 

 


 


The detailed info is here: http://www.dps.uiuc.edu/power.pdf


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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

If ur not inshape dont bother with it.  Its easy if you've been liftin and runnin.  Alot of people cant bench there weight, make sure u can at least do your bodyweight or stay home.

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Ahhhhh, I see. Although from the looks of it the only thing I may need to work on would be the 1.5 Miles for my age.


Nicely put mjw, this is why I got back to working out.

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Basically, the power test in Illinois is parallel to the PFT the military uses with the one exception being that you do a max weight bench press as opposed to push-ups in the military.


I completed the power test at 29 and found it to be no more difficult than the military's PFT.   I have never been a big "bench press" junkie, so finding a way to harness enough anger at my ex-wife managed to help me though that part easily enough.  However, if you 21 and 250... ya better be working on your bench, cause at 98% of body weight... a bench of 240 is no joking matter.  Thankfully, I only weighed about 160 at the time.


My recommendation for those about to take the test... is a simple focus on how badly you want the job.  If you want it bad enough... the "power test" is no problem.  But keeping yourself in good enough shape to do this test annually will ensure you are able to win the fight on the streets more often than not.  Food for thought.

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i am currently testing for several departments and my experiences have been as follows... the PT consists of 5 battery tests and they each are preceeded by a rest period. the first battery is a vertical jump and on average you must reach a height of 16". then you move on to timed sit-ups, which must be met at 30 in 60 sec. then comes the 300 meter run, appx 3/4 of a lap in 66 seconds. fourthly, push-ups. they are untimed in many instances and in some 60 secs. the number varies between depts. but average 25-35 consecutive push-ups without breaking form. and finally, the 1.5 mile run. the time also varies from dept. to dept. but it averages for both male and female right around 14 mins. it sucks! the pushups always get me!!!! good luck!

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Damn guys...


I better get alot more surious about running now that I think about it.


I eat everything in sight and I can't manage to go over 145 lbs. due to my fast metabolism, the only solution is for me to work out as much as possible.

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Blue_Steele says ...



Damn guys...


I better get alot more surious about running now that I think about it.


I eat everything in sight and I can't manage to go over 145 lbs. due to my fast metabolism, the only solution is for me to work out as much as possible.



I would not stress over the weight issue.  For the majority of departments in IL the POWER test is the basic physical.  For males 20-29 if you bench 98% of your body weight, do 37 situps in a minute, sit and reach 16.0 inches, and run 1.5 miles in 13:46 you are in the 40th percentile and should sufficiently handle the rigors of the job.  Keep in mind there are departments such as Bloomington that utilize a different physical test which includes dragging a 150 lb dummy, climbing steps, etc. in a timed environment.  Still after hire you would still need to perform the POWER test to "claim" your spot at the academy prior to orientation. 


In my experience with administering this test what I see most are those that think it is easy and do not prepare, only to crash and burn somewhere along the line.  Prepare yourself and you will be just fine.

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Blue_Steele says ...



Damn guys...


I better get alot more surious about running now that I think about it.


I eat everything in sight and I can't manage to go over 145 lbs. due to my fast metabolism, the only solution is for me to work out as much as possible.



If you can run the test will be easy I know fat lazy slugs who have passed with ease!


The above comments are soley those of the poster and in no way reflect the position of the Department of Corrections.

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Blue_Steele says ...



Damn guys...


I better get alot more surious about running now that I think about it.


I eat everything in sight and I can't manage to go over 145 lbs. due to my fast metabolism, the only solution is for me to work out as much as possible.



If you can run the test will be easy I know fat lazy slugs who have passed with ease!



and of course, THOSE are the people I want to depend on backing me up!

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Lulusgt says ...



HapkidoKa says ...



Blue_Steele says ...



Damn guys...


I better get alot more surious about running now that I think about it.


I eat everything in sight and I can't manage to go over 145 lbs. due to my fast metabolism, the only solution is for me to work out as much as possible.



If you can run the test will be easy I know fat lazy slugs who have passed with ease!



and of course, THOSE are the people I want to depend on backing me up!



I wouldn't want that either, Sergeant....................

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

It's very easy. You can find all information at http://www.ptb.state.il.us/pdf/POWER.pdf

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

our department use A program like Orange County Sheriff's (CA) I kick its ass.

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if you youngsters cant do that stuff..., Im 61 and can do it.