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Owens enters partnership for testing police applicants PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Friday, 29 November 2013 10:23
Owens Community College has announced a new test location partnership with local police departments.
The new partnership will allow applicants to complete one test and have their score sent to multiple departments. Applicants will pay a fee of $45 to initially take the test and $7 for each additional department they choose to send their scores to.
As the testing location, Owens Community College will provide video-based applicant-testing sessions for the police departments in Oregon and Perrysburg beginning in December, with several other departments in Northwest Ohio expressing an interest in joining the partnership in 2014. The testing will be conducted in conjunction with National Testing Network (NTN), the leader in outsourced applicant testing for police departments, to deliver law enforcement recruitment and applicant testing services.
This service will enable police departments to greatly reduce their applicant screening costs and reallocate resources. By offering real-time applicant score reports, NTN clients will have current applicant information and the necessary test score data to make better-informed hiring decisions.
"It is disheartening to see local talent seek law enforcement positions in other states because no local police department is offering a test. I believe that increasing the frequency of testing and allowing the test scores to apply to multiple departments will encourage them to stay," said Michael Navarre, chief, Oregon Ohio Police Department. "This will result in a larger pool of quality candidates for local police chiefs to choose from and enable them to achieve their ultimate goal of hiring the right people."

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