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Charleston PD Recruits Blacks and Women Using Social Media

August 24, 2009  | 


Charleston Officer Coleman on radar duty. Photo via Charleston PD.

The Charleston (W. Va.) Police Department has begun using social networking websites such as Twitter and MySpace as venues to recruit more black and female officers, the Charleston Gazette reports.

The department posts information such as recruting bulletins and, on its MySpace page, requirements for the physical agility test.

About 27 percent of applicants for patrol openings with the department are minorities, a healthy increase from years past, according to the report.

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