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Social Media Boosts Recruiting at Virginia Agency

March 23, 2011  | 

In the past year, the Richmond (Va.) Police Department has been using Facebook posts and Twitter tweets to broaden its search for new police officers. The department also used its blog to answer questions and direct potential applicants to submit electronically.

As a result, the agency received 412 applications, its largest-ever pool of potential hires.

"It's a new age," Chief Kris Wolski told the Pal-Item. "The bulk of our applications came through electronic media, and we had applicants from Alaska, California, Miami, Florida and all points in between. But we also had several good local candidates."

Read the full story at Pal-item.com.


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