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|Fire and Police Commission Prepares To Go in Front of City Council
|The Fire and Police Commission believe they've picked the right vendor to help administer the test for police officers looking to advance their careers.
A new law requires an outside testing service be used when it comes to the promotional process for police officers.
The Commission sent out competitive bids for the job and got back five different offers including one from the same company who administered the test for Fireman looking to advance.
Cops and Fire, a group out of Schaumburg Illinois came in with the lowest bid, but the Commission is opting to go with the second lowest Standard and Associates out of Chicago.
Battalion Chief Brad Stevenson told the Commission they've been down this road before with Cops and Fire and it wasn't the best experience.
"They truly do not tailor to our department, ya know they used a couple terms that we use, but I don't think they really understood how those terms even play into our programs. So that was about all the tailoring they did was they took an address here in town, they took some of our terms that we use on our command sheets, then they fitted it into their own program and that's what was a little bit confusing to our guys was the way just simply did not tailor it to our needs."
The Commission felt Standard and Associates was a better fit for what they were looking for.
They also liked the fact they'd tailor the test to the needs of the department.
The Commission's next step is getting the City Council to approve their choice.
They're looking to get the proposal onto the April first agenda.
|03 11 13 by Newsroom
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