Helena-West Helena Police Chief Fred Fielder has notified Mayor James Valley to express his disapproval of the entry level test administered Aug. 16 by the Civil Service Commission that saw 12 out of 18 applicants fail.

 

Helena-West Helena Police Chief Fred Fielder has notified Mayor James Valley to express his disapproval of the entry level test administered Aug. 16 by the Civil Service Commission that saw 12 out of 18 applicants fail.
    “It’s not fair. The old Civil Service Commission tests were fine,” Fielder said. “I do not and will not accept the results of this biased test.”
    Fielder admitted Thursday that he had sent a letter to Mayor Valley raising his objections to the multiple choice examination prepared by CWH Research, Inc. of Lone Tree, Colo.
    At first Fielder told the Daily World that the contents of that letter were confidential and intended only for Valley to review rather for the general public.
    A couple of copies of the letter were sent to the Daily World Wednesday.
    Commissioner Chairman Will Tate said Monday that only six out of 18 who took the examination passed.
    Tate said the test was the same type CWH prepares for the Denver Police Department.
   Fielder called the test “biased” to the citizens of Delta and that they were “programmed to fail.”
   Fielder said HWHPD administrators were not consulted or advised as to the procedures used by the commission.