Bellevue police were called last week to settle a confrontation between a firefighter and a civil service test administrator.
As Bellevue moves to a full-time Fire Department, the firefighters union wants hiring preference given to part-time firefighters. Hiring is based on results of a civil service exam.
The Papillion and Bellevue Fire Departments were scheduled for a joint exam March 16, but Bellevue pulled out the day before. Battalion Chief Steve Wagner went to the testing center to distribute fliers stating that Bellevue was not participating.
The test administrator said he was interfering and asked him to leave, then called police, Police Chief Mark Elbert said.
Two officers responded. No report was filed.
“We didn't have any paper on it, which tells me we were able to resolve it,” Elbert said.
Sarpy County Sheriff Jeff Davis said his office also received a call, but the matter was resolved before he had to send deputies.
Wagner did not return messages about the incident, nor did Fire Chief Perry Guido or City Administrator Dan Berlowitz.
— Cody Winchester