Park City PD getting social, hoping to compete for new recruits

PARK CITY, Kan. (KSNW) - Social media has become a trend with law enforcement agencies.

Many use platforms like Facebook to reach aspiring officers. 

One of the bigger agencies, the Kansas Highway Patrol has almost mastered the art of Twitter and Facebook. Some Kansas troopers have thousands of followers.

The Park City Police Department recently started using social media, and the numbers don't lie. 

People are watching.

"It's the wave of the future," says Police Chief Phil Bostian.

By using Facebook and the steady hands of their IT guy Jessy Wallender, Chief Bostian is hoping the department can take the next step online and maybe hire the two positions that have been open for several months.

"There are a lot of police departments with openings right now," says Bostian.

While it is a new resource, Bostian hopes they can maximize it by getting each officers story on Facebook, to show who they are, so they can recruit more police officers.

The department posted its first video two weeks ago, and it racked up 1500 views in just two days.

Bostian hopes the clicks keep coming and maybe the recruits do too.

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