Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Power Test Not Scheduled?

The Annual Power Test is one of those things hammered out in negotiations. It provides an incentive for coppers to get and stay in shape, thereby reducing health costs overall. It is contained in a Memoranda of Understanding in the Police Contract on Pages 99 and 100.

We haven't seen any efforts to conduct this Contractually obligated incentive, though we've seen a rumor that it's going to be held virtually and everyone passes this year.

Actually, we just made up that rumor, but it still seems that Groot is determined to violate each and every section of the Contract by the time she hits the midpoint of her failed term of office.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they don’t give it, since it’s in the contract then all members would receive the payout.

9/09/2020 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paging Daniel Johnson.

9/09/2020 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahaha I thought everyone passes:)

9/09/2020 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT but did you read about the current Dallas, Tx police chief turning in her papers. One article states she’s had quite a mess to deal with, stuff that shoulda been addressed in prior years. Who’da thunk it? Imagine that shit.

I just can’t believe the previous chief would’ve left the department in a mess. I hear he was hired by one of the nations largest police departments. Maybe that outgoing chief can come help groot straighten out CPD.

Keep your head on a swivel and take care of number ONE. If you’re tired or burned out, you know what needs to be done..

9/09/2020 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous I miss Rahm said...

who needs power test money when we have the new VRI?-(122-1446/1393)
"CAR 100 THIS IS ON YOU"

9/09/2020 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m sure they’ll say it’s because of COVID. What they should do is give people credit who have completed the test the last 3 or 5 consecutive years. Give the cops the extra bonus if they have shown a consistent effort to stay in shape.

9/09/2020 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To. Commander
From. Me
Subject. Power test

RO is willing, ready and able to pass the power test.
If the CPD does not administer the test, I demand the money for passing said test,
as described in my four year old contract.


Everyone should demand to be power tested.




9/09/2020 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Save a buck here, save a buck there. But the dwarf is being penny wise and dollar foolish if she has a plan to nickel and dime us to death to save buck, while squandering millions on awarded contracts-always need those campaign contributions.

9/09/2020 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm content to stay home in my stretch sweat pants and very loose fitting triple X size tshirt and be paid for not taking the fitness test.

9/09/2020 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Power test funds are being distributed back to the shithole

9/09/2020 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I talked to the Sergeant at the gym. He said the city initially didn't want to have it because of covid. They made it aware to them that it is contractual. They were working on having it in October. That was 5 weeks ago...

9/09/2020 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The P.O.W.E.R. Test is hardly a measure of fitness and is sorely outdated. It needs to be re-evaluated.

9/09/2020 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We want a power test!, When do we want it!?!.....now!!!

9/09/2020 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great! I'll be filing grievance for a violation of the contract.

9/09/2020 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’ve done it every year for the past 15 years. At the very least, look at who passed last year just go by that and pay them if you’re not going to have the power test. Another option do 10 at a time every two hours and make it mandatory that if you miss your appointment there’s no make up. It’s not that hard people!

9/09/2020 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the anniversary of the last test you took hit the medical.
Repeat six months later.

9/09/2020 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A contract can be null and void if the Mayor cries Chicago in dire straits with man power. She was a lawyer and is very smart. She knows exactly what she can and can’t do. Don’t underestimate her.



rb

9/09/2020 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Many cities are banning trick-or-treating for Halloween with Larry do the same? With this virus going into the next phase and children not in school anyway just wondering what will Larry doing? Hope she makes a decision soon because then we could save money and buying bags and bags of candy would that be correct mayor?

9/09/2020 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CFD is still holding theirs.

9/09/2020 07:17:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

She doesn't care. With the media on her side, she can spin anything.

9/09/2020 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, if you have trouble and say you have anxiety, will they
send you to a shrink and take away the FOID permit?
This test has been bugging me. I'm in good company though.
Danny Johnson is worried too.

9/09/2020 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not until Johnson's kid can pass it.

9/09/2020 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pay everyone who went and passed last year.

9/09/2020 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Email the unit and request a date to take the test

use the department email address

make sure in email you qoute the actual contract section (look it up!)

when LITTLE LORI goes and just cancels it you will easily win the grievance

9/09/2020 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Groot has been acting quite odd since coming home from maine. All that lobster must have given her brain a bad case of groot gout.

9/09/2020 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD officers have proven their fitness this year by enduring countless riots, 12-hour shifts and no days off. That is a power test. Give everyone the incentive money this year and be done with it.

9/09/2020 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sign-up will start Oct 1st with the test starting Nov 1st with 3 time slots 6am-2pm-8pm with only 10 people per slot for social distancing purposes lil Larry will be at each session handing out masks- also the department will have all days off cancelled 1 week before and after the election and will be put on 12hrs days- lil larry then cannot say she violated our contract because she did make the test available for 2020

9/09/2020 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been preparing since March letsvhave it already.

9/09/2020 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you say you did it and you passed the ethics test you get paid.

9/09/2020 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That test is non-sense anyways. It’s administered by ego maniacs assigned to teach “physical fitness”, who have been scamming the city and tax payers for YEARS. The extremely unqualified gym staff at the academy literally cheer for REAL coppers to fail the power test. It’s a known fact and an inside joke between them. These “instructors” have been at the academy for well over 3/4 of their career. Their a joke and EVERYONE knows exactly who they are. It’s pathetic that brand new recruits are laughing behind the backs of these useless twits. BUT, it only happens in Chicago. Things will never change in this fake ass, beyond corrupt city.

9/09/2020 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
The P.O.W.E.R. Test is hardly a measure of fitness and is sorely outdated. It needs to be re-evaluated.

9/09/2020 02:04:00 AM
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The flaw is the spine-wrecking sit up posture that ends up being more of a test of your hip flexors. There is nothing wrong with using a 1.5 mile run as a measure of cardiac fitness. I know “we don’t run 1.5 miles.” But as we’ve seen on video, we do sometimes wrestle with assailants for 3 minutes in full gear on a subway platform, get our asses handed to us, and then shoot them in the back while they are fleeing up a stairwell toward sidewalk traffic. “Running” 1.5 miles at a pace hardly more than a jog if you’re over 27 years old provides some indicator as to whether you’ll have the wind to win that fight.

And there is nothing wrong with using a body weight % bench press as a measure of upper body strength, so long as it’s not on the shoulder-pinning machine. And flexibility is good for everyone to prevent injury, so a sit and reach shouldn’t be an issue.

How about making the standards the same for women as men? That’s what should be re-evaluated. Or are they only expected to fight weaker offenders more their size and strength? I know, I’m so sexist.

9/09/2020 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't the city build a nice big sports arena near McCormick place? Seems like you could have enough room in there to "socially distance" while taking the power test.

9/09/2020 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Power test: How long can y’all be Ordered to work 12 hour Tours with Cancelled Days Off...?
And StayAtHome teachers (some, not all) demands hazard pay if flip-flop Bipolar Larri changes her slight mind.

The Annual PT money was already budgeted, how Larri will spend it is another story.
Look at the savings for shutting down the Academy for as long as they did. If the Dept fails to offer the PT during this challenging time, this year...will the award next season be doubled? Will all those who signed up not be required to show up but given a Participation Award anyway? Some desk jockey gold star already hammered out how to reappropriate the budget. Covid’s will end on or shortly after November 3rd. And the PT will resume.

A too easily manipulated Contract...
If DUTY AVAILABILITY compensated House Mice are not being utilized for street duty with these manpower shortages while others are being deployed on their rdo’s for continual extended tours...then that’s mismanagement which is deemed a Contract loophole.

Its no surprise that Larri’s Team is working overtime to subvert our Contract, this was seen under ShortShanks and Rahm. It what’s happens when We as a whole, have no political action power. We don’t ever vote more than 50% in our own elections. Representatively we might only be worth 15,000 - 20,000 household votes in city/county elections. This needs to change. Dems follow and rely heavily on statistics and polls like its a superstition.
The job action, no strike clause has us always on the ropes and in the corner.

9/09/2020 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
If they don’t give it, since it’s in the contract then all members would receive the payout.

9/09/2020 12:04:00 AM

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She doesn’t give a shit about the current contract and the labor laws she’s working us to death she’s doing illegal shit in terms of our hours worked do you know that there’s people that have worked 82 hours in one week she doesn’t give a shit about any of that what makes you think she’s gonna pay out because of some physical fitness test

9/09/2020 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here’s proof that Lightfoot has been hanging out around celebrities...



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9/09/2020 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pay me $100 to do it for every officer that can’t/won’t! Easy money

9/09/2020 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No power test! No peace! I can stretch and touch my feet!

9/09/2020 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we can go to consent decree training in the far south side then we can go to the academy to take the power test

9/09/2020 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chicago fire department gave their members notice to sign up.

They do the test at Armor Square park at 3309 S Shields during the month of October.

9/09/2020 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone should get the money if they won’t offer the test

9/09/2020 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Eric Carter get another fitness award

9/09/2020 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

every sworn member will be owed a check
keep quiet , our incompetent merit command staff might be reading this

9/09/2020 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You little bald head ass bitch, give me my money!

9/09/2020 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plenty of women can run 1.5 miles faster than some men.

But according to the "Power" test, a woman in her 20s only has to be as fit as a man in his 50s.....The Power Test's standards for running and situps are the about the same for a woman in her 20s as it is for a man in his 50s. It sounds like both age and gender discrimination.

Do they think criminals care about the age and gender of the officer they choose to fight with? Or that the criminal will stop when the officer shouts "Stop Play! Stop Play!"

Fights with offenders are real. You should be in shape for them, and standards should be the same.

Men and women get the same pay nowadays. Why can't they have the same standards for both?

9/09/2020 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“ The P.O.W.E.R. Test is hardly a measure of fitness and is sorely outdated. It needs to be re-evaluated.”

Really? What events would you change to update it? The test is laughably easy yet I’ve watched many still fail on situps, 1.5 mile and even the sit and reach. It’s so bad that they let people who fail come back a few days later and redo the event they failed. Another slipping standard in the department that guarantees sub par applicants.

9/09/2020 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hahaha I thought everyone passes:)

9/09/2020 12:10:00 AM

Everyone who goes might pass but it’s a large portion of the department who doesn’t bother to do it...and if you are light duty, you can’t do it.

9/09/2020 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s laughable that we can’t do a power test because of Covid, but somehow the coronavirus magically won’t stick to shared ride Divvy bikes or scooters.

9/09/2020 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Anonymous Anonymous said...
The P.O.W.E.R. Test is hardly a measure of fitness and is sorely outdated. It needs to be re-evaluated.

9/09/2020 02:04:00 AM
—————————————————————-

The flaw is the spine-wrecking sit up posture that ends up being more of a test of your hip flexors. There is nothing wrong with using a 1.5 mile run as a measure of cardiac fitness. I know “we don’t run 1.5 miles.” But as we’ve seen on video, we do sometimes wrestle with assailants for 3 minutes in full gear on a subway platform, get our asses handed to us, and then shoot them in the back while they are fleeing up a stairwell toward sidewalk traffic. “Running” 1.5 miles at a pace hardly more than a jog if you’re over 27 years old provides some indicator as to whether you’ll have the wind to win that fight.

And there is nothing wrong with using a body weight % bench press as a measure of upper body strength, so long as it’s not on the shoulder-pinning machine. And flexibility is good for everyone to prevent injury, so a sit and reach shouldn’t be an issue.

How about making the standards the same for women as men? That’s what should be re-evaluated. Or are they only expected to fight weaker offenders more their size and strength? I know, I’m so sexist.

The test is meant to test ones cardio fitness, and back strength, flexibility, etc. Because Poli e officers were having injuries, heart attacks, etc. Some experts thought this would be a good way to prevent that by wedding out individuals who could not pass. No one cares if you catch or wrestle with an offender. Have you ever heard a boss in roll call tell you to make more arrests? I never have. As for upper body strength, men and women are different, also usually see, see lungs, shorter legs, etc. And this test was formulated by measuring individuals who were fit. The test does need to be updated, and training improved. Another thing problem is that we sit most of the day.

9/09/2020 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They don’t want in shape police. Do they still teach Redman defense in the academy or is that systematically racist now? God forbid you be able to defend yourselves.

9/09/2020 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just be like the johnson's kid,,,and not have to take the power test,,,(while a recruit in the academy)

9/09/2020 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I’ve done it every year for the past 15 years. At the very least, look at who passed last year just go by that and pay them if you’re not going to have the power test. Another option do 10 at a time every two hours and make it mandatory that if you miss your appointment there’s no make up. It’s not that hard people!

9/09/2020 06:38:00 AM

So the city doesn’t want police officers do the power test and endanger themselves and spread Covid but it’s ok to cram us into business like sardines for days on end and clash with large groups of protesters? Yeah sure. It’s about our well-being. Hahahahaha

9/09/2020 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


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She doesn’t give a shit about the current contract and the labor laws she’s working us to death she’s doing illegal shit in terms of our hours worked do you know that there’s people that have worked 82 hours in one week she doesn’t give a shit about any of that what makes you think she’s gonna pay out because of some physical fitness test


Geee you’re dumb. Actually yes, if they don’t give the test in 220 then the FOP would immediatly file a grievance and it would go to an arbitrator. It’s in the contract so if it’s not offered then the arbitrator has zero choice and would rule in our favor and all members would receive the check. You’re right, she can disregard it but she can’t escape the payout legally.

9/09/2020 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/renters-leaving-downtown-chicago-large-155359833.html

LIBERALS RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES. HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH fcuk downtown blacks lives matter can you fools up for what I care. that's what you wanted-enjoy!

9/09/2020 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone will get a power test check. They’ll call it hazard pay instead.

9/09/2020 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what kills me about the power test?

I'm 45 and I have to run the mile and a half in the same time as a 21 year old woman to pass.

EQUALITY-EQUITY-BULLSHIT

This is why we will always look at you with the side eye, to start.

9/09/2020 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD needs a Swim Test. Say 50 yards ( length of the pool) in full uniform. I know this will never happen, but this is The City by The Lake, and swimming is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification

9/09/2020 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:16 AM
Yeah, Renee is gone but staying until year end, maybe for
tax & income reasons. We brought that up yesterday.
We also speculated that Bad Dog Brownie might get his old
job back. There were no takers on that bet. But you do what
you know, so Detective David is a natural. Besides, robots are
hard to come by in Chicago.

9/09/2020 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD officers have proven their fitness this year by enduring countless riots, 12-hour shifts and no days off. That is a power test. Give everyone the incentive money this year and be done with it.

Fitness test? More like Hell Week at BUD/s except with a hell of alot more on the line and 1000x the liability. For the unlucky mid-nights coppers stuck on some late DUI arrest their tour ended at 1100 hrs they were ordered to report back at NOON30 the same day. I was sitting in the station typing up a traffic crash when they came back in. They looked terrible. Thank God for seniority and 2nd watch.

9/09/2020 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

09:18 am, Theyre still giving that same test? Damn, I took it 30 years ago when I tested and passed it with flying colors! Yes, I’m female and
watched an awful lot of guys fail the thing. No I wasn’t very big at the time, but come on, it wasn’t that hard.

9/09/2020 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope all you “workers” have a plan for the future because the department is about to clean house.

https://www.officer.com/command-hq/news/21153657/new-chicago-program-to-use-data-to-flag-officers-who-need-intervention

9/09/2020 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You little bald head clown shoe wearing punk. Pay me!!

9/09/2020 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The test is meant to test ones cardio fitness, and back strength, flexibility, etc. Because Poli e officers were having injuries, heart attacks, etc. Some experts thought this would be a good way to prevent that by wedding out individuals who could not pass. No one cares if you catch or wrestle with an offender. Have you ever heard a boss in roll call tell you to make more arrests? I never have. As for upper body strength, men and women are different, also usually see, see lungs, shorter legs, etc. And this test was formulated by measuring individuals who were fit. The test does need to be updated, and training improved. Another thing problem is that we sit most of the day.

9/09/2020 06:52:00 PM

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Thanks for your input. I can only respond to the parts that were written in English.

- No, I have never heard a boss tell me to make more arrests. That has no bearing on whether you should be in shape to fight. Sometimes, the fight comes to you. Sometimes, the fight is unavoidable. Try to have some sense. If some shitbird on PCP grabs you or your partner while you’re playing Officer Friendly with some kids at a park, you’ll find out real fast whether maybe you should have retained some modicum of fitness.
- Thank you for verifying that men and women are different. It is those very physiological differences that attracts me to women and not men. You must have aced biology class. On the other hand, it appears you were either blind drunk when you posted or you failed 3rd grade English.

Another poster said it perfectly; women get equal pay. Start performing equally. I don’t need a lightweight liberal princess trying to save my 230 lb ass (and I can still pass the power test at the 22 year old standard at exactly twice that age) against an ex-con who has spent the last 6 years hitting the weights in prison. Let’s be real about things.

9/09/2020 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She doesn’t give a shit about the current contract and the labor laws she’s working us to death she’s doing illegal shit in terms of our hours worked do you know that there’s people that have worked 82 hours in one week she doesn’t give a shit about any of that what makes you think she’s gonna pay out because of some physical fitness test


Geee you’re dumb. Actually yes, if they don’t give the test in 220 then the FOP would immediatly file a grievance and it would go to an arbitrator. It’s in the contract so if it’s not offered then the arbitrator has zero choice and would rule in our favor and all members would receive the check. You’re right, she can disregard it but she can’t escape the payout legally.

Sounds simple enough, but it’s not that easy and doesn’t always turn out that way. If the arbitrator has not choice then why would the city violate anything in the contract. They have done it in the past and won. Someone might be naive as to how it works, but hope you are right

9/10/2020 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey mayor, keep the 12 hour days and cancelled RDO’s coming i will be paying off my house a little quicker with each beautiful day of OT worked. Show me the money!!!

9/10/2020 04:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Department is not concerned about the virus. Recently at PJ2. Instructor Andre walking between the tables wearing no mask and using his outside voice during module 4. 😷

9/10/2020 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been training all year with naked shadow boxing.





rb

9/10/2020 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Department is not concerned about the virus. Recently at PJ2. Instructor Andre walking between the tables wearing no mask and using his outside voice during module 4.
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I was there.. I filmed it and sent it to the Mayor's office.

9/11/2020 07:59:00 AM  

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