LPD calls in marketing help to fill officer shortage
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LPD CONTRACTS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING COMPANY TO RECRUIT OFFICERS
The Lafayette Police Department will look to a social media company to bring in officer recruits over the next six months.
The city’s board of works agreed to a six-month contract with Gray Media Group, a South Bend-based firm, to produce targeted social media and streaming TV advertising and other marketing for LPD recruiting. The price: $54,000.
LPD Chief Scott Galloway said the department is 29 officers short of a roster that has a capacity of 152.