Experts in the Science of
Public Safety Selection
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What is Selection Works' Background?
Selection Works® was founded on the premise that public safety selection processes can be improved. Our experience has taught us that many consulting firms providing public safety testing services do not apply the rigor and expertise needed to properly validate selection tools and ensure their success. Selection Works® is committed to improving the state of public safety selection through a commitment to the science of selection and education.
The founders of Selection Works® have an extensive background in public safety testing and assessment. All consultants hold advanced degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and have developed numerous entry-level and promotional assessment processes for law enforcement, fire service and emergency medical services agencies across the nation.
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Chad Legel, the President and CEO of Selection Works®, is a well-respected authority in the public safety selection field. Mr. Legel has served as a consultant for some of the largest police and fire agencies in the country to validate and implement entry-level examinations, develop promotional assessment centers and validate physical ability tests. Mr. Legel has provided training on various personnel selection topics for professional organizations such as the International Personnel Management Association (IPMA), Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), Illinois Public Employers Labor Relations Association (IPELRA), the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, Wisconsin Association of Fire Chiefs and Washington Civil Service Conference. He has also provided best practices training and expert evaluation of testing processes for major metropolitan police and fire departments.
Mr. Legel was the lead consultant who developed and implemented the fire promotional testing processes that were litigated in the landmark United States Supreme Court case, Ricci v. DeStefano. Mr. Legel provided critical testimony before the New Haven Civil Service Board and depositions during the litigation process that contributed to the Supreme Court’s verdict that the testing processes developed by Mr. Legel were valid and must be used by the City of New Haven to make promotional selection decisions. Chad Legel, M.S. - President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Tawney, Ph.D. - Vice President and Director of Research and Development
Mark Tawney, the Vice President and Director of Research and Development for Selection Works®, is a gifted psychometrician and consultant. Dr. Tawney led the Research and Development team of one of the nation’s most prominent public safety test publishers and has personally designed and validated numerous entry-level examinations. Dr. Tawney routinely provides training seminars on a variety of personnel selection topics and has presented research for professional organizations such as the International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC).