The Danbury Police Department has launched a recruitment campaign and is aiming to hire nearly a dozen entry level officers. In an effort to entice candidates, an informational video was released by the Department. They wanted to have fun with the recruitment campaign, touting the different positions within the police department such as the K9 Unit, SWAT team and detective bureau—while emphasizing the dedication of officers to the Danbury community.
The video includes important application deadlines, informational session dates and requirements that candidates must meet.
The new hiring video, which takes a light-hearted approach, was produced by RMediA, a full-service video production company based in Danbury. The video featured Lt. Vinny Daniello, along with members of the Community Services Division.
Chief Patrick Ridenhour told a crowd of potential applicants that being a police officer is more than just a job. They want people who are ready to not only protect, but engage with the community. Ridenhour says it’s a stressful job, but they try to have fun. He noted that there are times when it gets serious, so applicants have to be on their A game.
Applications will be accepted June 12 through July 31. More information can be found online on the Danbury Police Department website, and through PoliceApp.
The Department is looking to give the test in September.
Informational sessions will be held June 19 and July 8.
Usually the state police academy hosts a small class, but other departments have satellite academies so Danbury could hire 5 to 8 officers at a time.
Ridenhour says it’s in everyone’s best interests to have a department reflective of the community that it serves. There are certain benefits for bilingual officers and those who are veterans.