Because it rec­og­nizes the impor­tance of good health and good phys­i­cal con­di­tion to the per­for­mance of duties and to the avoid­ance of injury by deputy per­son­nel, the Mer­it Com­mis­sion encour­ages all deputy per­son­nel to main­tain good phys­i­cal con­di­tion by a reg­i­men of exer­cise and/or oth­er means.

(Gen­er­al­ly See 55 ILCS 5/3–8001 to 5/3–8017)