Beloit Police Department using social media to recruit new hires

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BELOIT, Wis. (WIFR) – The City of Beloit Police Department is taking its recruitment efforts to a place where many young people spend their time – on social media.

The Police Department posted a recruitment video that’s been viewed more than 3,300 times. It outlines their requirements for new hires and qualities it wants in a potential officer. Captain Dan Molland says the number of applicants is down compared to 20 years ago, but he’s seeing more dedicated and qualified officers apply.

For those interested in applying, the deadline for this cycle of applicants is February 24.