Six of the 18 people who took the entry level examination last week to become a Helena-West Helena Police officer passed the test, according to Will Tate, chairman of the Civil Service Commission.

 

Six of the 18 people who took the entry level examination last week to become a Helena-West Helena Police officer passed the test, according to Will Tate, chairman of the Civil Service Commission.
“That’s 33 percent,” Tate said Monday. The examination given Aug. 16 at Helena city hall took approximately three hours.
“We gave the same entry level test that the city of Denver administers,” Tate said. “We handed out a sample test for those who applied for the examination and they had a week to study before taking the actual test last week.”
Results from the test were emailed Friday, Tate said.
He said 8 of the 12 people who took the entry-level test for firefighter earlier this year passed the exam.
Commissioner Billy McMillan said Monday the multiple choice examination is prepared by CWH Research Inc. of Lone Tree Colo. CWH is a full service personnel consulting firm that specializes in the selection, performance, and training development for public safety departments.
CWH has over 25 years experience helping agencies develop selection systems that demonstrate high validity and increased diversity. Our products and services include: entry-level and promotional written tests, oral boards, physical ability tests, promotional assessments, and diversity recruitment services.
The Daily World received several calls Monday either asking or stating that Darrell Winston, the former Arkansas State Trooper, did not pass the test. Winston reportedly retired from the Arkansas State Police after 15 years with the rank of sergeant.
When the Daily World asked Assistant Police Chief Ronald Scott Monday who passed the test Scott said he had not received that information.
The names of those who passed the test are to be submitted by the commission to Dana Flowers, human resource director and administrative assistant to Mayor James Valley.
 That list will also be given to the city council for its consideration.