State troopers use social media to teach public, recruit troopers
Connecticut State Police are using social media to try to correct some misconceptions about their jobs, as well as help recruit new troopers.
Trooper Kelly Grant says she's been beefing up the state police Twitter and Facebook accounts, and the response has been overwhelming.
She says many of the calls for state troopers at Troop A in Southbury will be posted online so everyone can see what they are doing. She says it's not typically what people see in TV police shows.
Trooper Grant says it's also a way for potential recruits to get a taste of what it's really like to be a state officer before they take the test next month.
"This is for those people who are kind of on the line, well not really 100 percent sure what troopers do," she says. "We're offering them this virtual ride-along so they can see what we do and help them make that decision to take the test."