West Street Productions has been honored with two Bronze Telly Awards for work in law enforcement recruitment. "It's a Great Time to be an MPD Cadet" for the Metropolitan Police Department, in Washington, DC and "Your Career Starts Here" for the Ocean City Police Department in Ocean City, Maryland.
The MPD Cadet program is unique, reaching out to high school graduates and college students from the District of Columbia to become Cadets, while at the same time the department pays toward college credit. At the end of the program, the Cadets qualify to enter the police academy, eventually becoming police officers in the city where they grew up.
Every summer the Ocean City police department must expand dramatically as the tourist town mushrooms in size. The department typically looks for officer candidates who want on the job real time experience to build toward a career with a larger department.
"Both of these projects were much different in their messaging and mission", said Dan Cohen, President of West Street Productions. "Our years of experience in law enforcement recruitment really paid off for each project, because of the need to target specific types of candidates. These were not typical law enforcement projects, each had very specific challenges."
"In each case, video production became a significant tool in their social media and web campaigns", Cohen said.
Over the years West Street has won multiple awards for work in public safety, and with first responders. The company also produces a wide variety of corporate video productions for non-profits, public relations companies, and safety advocates. For more information contact West Street Productions.