Vermont State Police hires new civilian recruiter

Vermont Enterprise Journal The Vermont State Police has added a brand new civilian place of recruitment specialist to the company’s Workplace of Skilled Improvement, the Pittsford-based unit whose tasks embrace attracting new sworn members to VSP’s ranks.

Dale Nelson, a local Vermonter who grew up on a dairy farm in Derby, turns into the primary civilian to carry the title of recruiter throughout the Vermont State Police. He joins a recruiting crew led by Lt. Thomas Mozzer and works alongside Sgt. Dan Bennett.

“I’m excited to tackle this position with the Vermont State Police and contribute my expertise towards the important job of serving to this company develop its membership,” Nelson mentioned.

Nelson is a graduate of Full Sail College in Orlando, Florida, with a bachelor’s diploma in movie and a grasp’s in leisure enterprise. He’s enthusiastic about videography and has been using his superior expertise since beginning with VSP earlier this yr to create recruiting and advertising supplies with a main concentrate on social media content material. He has traveled throughout Vermont to profile troopers, spotlight the work of particular groups, journey alongside throughout patrol shifts, and extra.

As well as, Nelson participates in additional conventional recruiting initiatives akin to profession festivals and coordinating promoting campaigns, and he’s concerned in serving to launch the Vermont State Police’s forthcoming presence on TikTok. 

“Videography is a good medium for advertising the company,” Nelson mentioned. “Recruiting has by no means been extra necessary than it’s proper now, and I take pleasure in considering exterior the field to create and convey the fitting message. I’m privileged to work with an important group of individuals, and I’m excited for what’s to come back sooner or later.”

The addition of Nelson to the VSP crew comes at a time of staffing challenges for police companies throughout the nation. At the moment, the Vermont State Police has about 48 vacancies in its licensed power of 333 sworn troopers.

“We couldn’t be welcoming Dale to the state police at a extra necessary time than this,” mentioned Capt. Teresa Randall, who as VSP’s workers operations commander oversees the Workplace of Skilled Improvement. “His work producing compelling, partaking movies already is elevating the profile of the Vermont State Police, and we are able to’t wait to see extra as Dale continues on this new place.”

Examples of Nelson’s work might be considered on VSP’s Fb web page and embrace latest options on the Emergency Vehicle Operations Coursethe state police SCUBA Team, and the vital work of dispatchers at Public Security Answering Factors.

PITTSFORD, Vermont (Friday, Might 27, 2022) — Vermont State Police