P.O.W.E.R Testing 

 

Power Testing is available Monday thru Saturday by appointment only.

For any questions regarding our testing services or to schedule a Power test,

contact Janet Graham at (815) 280-2674 or email me at jgraham@jjc.edu

 

                                                POWER TESTING SCHEDULE

 

Monday ~ Thursday 

7:00am ~ 3:00pm

 

                                                                                                

                                                                                                        

                          

                           Saturday, April 19th at 11:00am

                           Saturday, April 19th at 12:00pm

                           Saturday, April 19th at 1:00pm

                           Saturday, May 3rd at 9:00am

                           Saturday, May 3rd at 10:00am

                           Saturday, May 3rd at 11:00am

                           Saturday, May 3rd at 12:00pm

                           Saturday, May 17th at 9:00am

                           Saturday, May 17th at 10:00am

                           Saturday, May 17th at 11:00am

                           Saturday, May 17th at 12:00pm

 

          

   

   

The Joliet Junior College Fitness Center is proud to offer state certified P.O.W.E.R. testing for your applicants and officers.  Janet Graham is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Board to administer the test (with over 15 years of experience) which is required for admission to Illinois state certified police academies.

 Our testing service provides:

  • Power Card
  • Individual or group testing
  • Flexible scheduling available Monday thru Saturday
  • Competitive pricing of $40.00 (non-refundable) per candidate
  • Conveniently located 30 miles southwest of Chicago - at the intersection of I-80 and I-55
  • All weather testing

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.

The POWER test will be provided to all candidates prior to entering the academy to see if each individual meets the standards. 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.  If the applicant does not meet all the standards, the recruit will not be allowed to enter the academy.

 How Will Physical Fitness Be Measured?

The POWER test consists of four basic tests. Each test is a scientifically valid test. It is recommended that five minutes of static stretching, using techniques approved by the Board, be completed prior to each test. A five minute rest is recommended between each test with a fifteen minute rest before the 1.5 mile run. The tests will be given in the following sequence with a rest period between each test.

1. Sit and Reach Test  This is a measure of the flexibility of the lower back and upper leg area. It is an important area for performing police tasks involving range of motion and is also important in minimizing lower back problems. The test involves stretching out to touch the toes or beyond with extended arms from the sitting position. The score is in the inches reached on a sit and reach box.

2. 1 Minute Sit-Up Test  This is a measure of the muscular endurance of the abdominal muscles.  It is an important area for performing police tasks that may involve the use of force and is also an important area for maintaining good posture and minimizing lower back problems. The score is in the number of bent leg sit-ups performed in one minute.

3. 1 Repetition Maximum Bench Press  This is a maximum weight pushed from the bench press position and measures the amount of force the upper body can generate. It is an important area for performing police tasks requiring upper body strength. The score is a ratio of weight pushed divided by body weight.

4. 1.5 Mile Run  This is a timed run to measure the heart and vascular system’s capability to transport oxygen. It is an important area for performing police tasks involving stamina and endurance and to minimize the risk of cardiovascular problems. The score is in minutes and seconds.

What Are the Standards?

• The actual performance requirement for each test is based upon norms for a national population sample.

• The applicant must pass every test.

• The required performance to pass each test is based upon age (decade) and sex. While the absolute performance is different for the eight categories, the relative level of effort is identical for each age and sex group. All recruits are being required to meet the same percentile range in terms of their respective age/sex group. The performance requirement is that level of physical performance that approximates the 40th percentile for each age and sex group.

POWER CHART

 TEST

 

 MALE

20-29    30-39   40-49   50-59

 FEMALE

20-29   30-39   40-49   50-59

Sit & Reach 16.0       15.0      13.8     12.8 18.8      17.8      16.8       16.3

1 Minute Sit Up

37          34         28        23 31         24         19          13
Maximum Bench Press Ratio .98        .87        .79       .70 .58       .52        .49         .43
1.5 Mile Run 13.46    14.31     15.24    16.21

16.21    16.52    17.53     18.44

  • The cost for the POWER test is $40 (non-refundable) per candidate. 

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1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8938
Phone: (815) 729-9020