Fitness Requirements

We recognize the importance of physical fitness for effective law enforcement. We prioritize the well-being and capabilities of our officers, understanding that a fit and resilient force is better equipped to meet the dynamic challenges of the job. Both entry level and lateral police officers undergo a rigorous hiring process, which includes meeting the State of Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) fitness test standards. This comprehensive assessment not only ensures that our officers are physically prepared for the demands of the profession but also underscores our commitment to maintaining a strong and capable team dedicated to serving and protecting the Gurnee community. The following are the current POWER test standards that candidates must meet for employment.