Decatur, GA, looks for cops: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIgt8pmh7CU&feature=youtu.be
Newport Beach, CA, is also looking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_rKA6ROAVk&feature=youtu.be
I don't like looking at videos much -- takes too much time -- but maybe 10 sec of each will get you a sense of the whole ad.
We've got a lot of big political issues going these days, but let's not overlook important local ones in the rush.
Very different presentations (Decatur GA is a cool place btw, my wife's family lives there).
What was the important local issue? Getting more police on the streets? Something else?
There are some pretty cool places in Decatur. There are some truly shiatty places there as well.
I only know what you see. But my impressions are, I'd rather have police who joined because of the Decatur ad than because of the other! That is, because they're drawn to helping people rather than drawn to shooting people.
That's a damn good point.
I didn't know if you had a particular local political race or issue you were hitting with these.
Yeeeeeaaahhh... remind me never to visit Newport Beach, CA.
Yeah, that newport beach one reminded me more of an ad to join the infantry. Looked like a bunch of gung-ho John McClain wanna-be's.
I take it crime in Newport Beach is seen as an opportunity.
Certainly one shows a police force that remembers its link to the community. The other displays the dangerous trend you see in larger cities, as the police become more and more detached from the citizens and become more para-militarized (sic).
Of course many deeper societal ills could probably be discussed from this, the paramilitarization of the police being only a band-aid fix to deeper problems.
Do you guys think that if I contacted my local police unit, they'd let me be the guy in the dog attack suit for a day?
You could just run from them and they'd gladly allow you to do it without the suit.
Yeah, but then I'd have to buy a lot a drugs, and that sounds expensive, and even then there's no guarantee they'd send the dogs. I don't know how protocol in those situations works.
Always amazing when an unsophistated PD hires a consultant to design their recruiting message.
I wonder what the NBPD's turnover will be when folks who've responded to that "Gung Ho! SWAT! OOHRAH!" and find out the job entails a lot of riding around, driving slowly, and sitting in the station, doing paperwork...