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Pawtucket Police Department Releases Video Aimed at Bolstering Police Recruitment Efforts

Pawtucket – The Pawtucket Police Department is currently in full swing of their recruitment and application process for people interested in a career in law enforcement within the City of Pawtucket. To aid in that effort, the Department has released a new video aimed at reaching a broader audience.

There are two versions of the recruiting video. The first version of the video features personal testimony from five members of the Pawtucket Police Department, discussing why they chose a career in law enforcement and what they like most about their chosen profession. The second version is available in Spanish as well.

“Traditional means of promoting recruitment initiatives have evolved,” said Pawtucket Public Safety Director Antonio Pires of the changing landscape of the recruitment and application process. “To better position ourselves for talented applicants from diverse backgrounds, we made a considered effort to stay ahead of the curve and appeal to the younger generation who increasingly get their news and information through online social media sources,” continued Pires.

Through an open bid process, the contract for the video was awarded to Six One Seven Studios, a firm currently based in Franklin, Massachusetts. The bid was awarded in the amount of $2,999.00. Six One Seven’s Ryan Buttie of Woonsocket and Bryan Roberts of Providence oversaw all aspects of filming and production of the video. Six One Seven Studios will also be relocating to their new studio space located at 220 South Main Street in Providence this coming January.  

The Pawtucket Police Department is the third largest municipal police department in Rhode Island and is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of a diverse group of 142 sworn members and more than 50 civilian employees. The department is organized into three divisions: the patrol division, the criminal investigative division and the administrative division. Within each division, the department offers a wide array of opportunities for professional and career development.

The online application process began on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 and is open through Thursday, December 31, 2015. Candidates currently on the eligibility list are required to reapply. Further information regarding the selection process, salary and benefits and physical fitness standards can be found at www.pawtucketpolice.com or www.pawtucketri.com. The City of Pawtucket is an equal opportunities employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Interested parties may also call 401-728-0500 and dialing extensions 235 or 276 to speak with a representative from the department about the recruitment process.

 “We have a very well-trained and dedicated police force here in the City of Pawtucket,” stated Chief of Police Paul King. “Each current member of the department started out with an interest in a career in law enforcement and a desire to serve and protect the people of the community. We are looking to add to those numbers with another strong class of applicants and recruits this year.”    

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