NYPD Shows Recruitment Videos At Several Theaters Showing ‘Avengers: Endgame’
Instead of recruiting culturally competent folks who have a deep understanding of the people and the histories of communities they serve…
Apparently, NYPD is trying to recruit folks who are fans of the Avengers.
According to New York Daily News, the department is showing a video promoting enrollment in their cadet program at theaters screening the blockbuster hit Avengers: Endgame.
The video will air for eight weeks at six movie theaters showing Endgame, including two theaters in Manhattan, and one in each of the outer boroughs.
“It’s not an internship. It’s not a part-time job. It’s not a temp gig. It’s the beginning of a rewarding career with the New York City Police Department,” the minute-long clip says.
The department recruits college students as NYPD cadets and they get paid for their time along with up to $20,000 in tuition assistance. Most of them ultimately join the NYPD and become cops. The NYPD says typical Avengers fans, young and diverse, would be perfect cadets and police officers.
Great, another George Zimmerman-esque officer who thinks they’re Captain America, saving the world and defending property.
What do you think of this recruitment technique? Completely too much or well targeted?
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