DANBURY, Conn. – The Danbury Police Department is looking for a few good men and women to join its ranks, and has launched a new recruitment campaign complete with a lighthearted new hiring video to attract the best recruits.
The video was produced by the Danbury-based production company RMediA. It starts with Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and Police Chief Patrick Ridenhour saying that, even though Danbury is one of the safest communities in Connecticut, the department still needs more officers.
After deciding that having Lt. Vincent Daniello holding up a "Help Wanted" sign on Main Street isn't cutting it, the department decides to go with a recruitment video instead.
Daniello then takes potential recruits through what it takes to become a police officer, including applying, training, getting started, and joining specialized units. The video also includes all application requirements and information on how to apply.
“Our purpose of this video is to show future recruits that being a police officer is more than just a job. We are looking for individuals who are ready to not only protect, but engage with our community,” said Ridenhour. “To best serve this great city, we rely on the support from the community and the commitment of each of our officers.”
Applications will be accepted beginning June 12 on Policeapp.com . You must have a valid C.H.I.P. card to apply. Check the C.H.I.P. website at www.chip-inc.com for more information. All communications in the application process must go through PoliceApp.
There will also be two informational meetings held at the Danbury Police Department. The first will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 19, and the second will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on July 8.