Chief Steve Petrilli Jr.

Malinaltepec Steve Petrilli has been with the Normal, Illinois Police Department for 24 years and is currently the Chief of Police. He has been a Recruiter, FTO, SWAT Operator and K-9 handler. Steve has held supervisory roles in Patrol, VICE, SWAT, Pro-Active Gang Crimes Unit and for the Town of Normal Employee Wellness and Insurance Committees. He is a graduate of Illinois State University (B.S.), Northwestern Police Staff and Command #250, the FBI National Academy Session #264, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar Session # 80. Steve serves as the co-chair for the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police Officer Wellness Committee.

Steve is a former college athlete, a Certified Physical Preparation Specialist (CPPS), a CF-L1 Trainer, and has successfully completed L-1 Power Athlete Methodology Training, CrossFit Law Enforcement Application Specialty Training, Lee Taft Speed School and is a Nutritional Coaching Institute L-1 Nutrition Specialist. Steve is currently a part-time Strength and Conditioning Coach at The Athlete Factory in Bloomington, Illinois and has extensive experience training first responders, youth, high-school and collegiate athletes.

Steve is a current Senior Faculty Member and Director of Officer Health and Wellbeing Education for the National Command and Staff College. Steve instructs on the topic of Officer Health, Wellness and Fitness nationwide. Steve is a subject matter expert in health, wellness and fitness for the Institute of Intergovernmental Research and serves as a Suicide Awareness For Law Enforcement Officers (SAFLEO Program) instructor. Steve has authored numerous articles and blogs and has been featured on numerous podcasts for his knowledge, education and application within the wellness space. Steve is a Senior Executive Advisor and Director of Strategic Implementation for the metabolic health technology company OVAL. Steve is also the founder of First Responder Health and Wellness LLC.