Sergeant Michael B. Webb
Kentucky State Police
Public Affairs Branch
Office (502) 782-1780
KSP Premieres Documentary Style Project Called 'KSP TV'
Date of News Release: 08/06/2012
(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police (KSP) rolled out the red carpet today at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington as they premiered their inaugural episode of 'KSP TV.' KSP TV will consist of short films in documentary style format that will highlight the inner workings of the agency, giving the public an opportunity at a unique look inside of the agency.
KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer debuted the first episode, 'A Day in the Life of a Cadet' on the big screen at the theatre and said it was available for public viewing on the agency YouTube© page (see link at the end of this release).
"These segments will feature the multitude of talent and programs inside the walls of KSP," says Brewer.
"Each show will be five to seven minutes in duration and will be linked to our agency website. Not only will the show generate an incredible amount of public interest, it will act as a catalyst for our recruitment efforts in every section of our agency," adds Brewer.
Brewer says the topics are endless: a day in the life of a cadet, what is DNA?, Trooper Island, commercial vehicle truck inspection process, preparing for a murder case, prepping a state police cruiser to be road ready, traffic crash reconstruction, capabilities of our canines, dynamics of the driver testing process, combating internet based crimes, marijuana eradication, and much more.
"With limited advertising dollars we are utilizing social media platforms to get these programs out to the public. Social media has become a crucial part of how we interact with each other and an important tool for law enforcement."
Brewer believes the agency's strong social media following will be a catalyst in promoting KSP TV. The agency has over 46,000 followers on Facebook©, 3,800 followers on Twitter©, over 46,000 hits on YouTube© and a healthy following on Blogspot© and Flickr©.
"Social Media is not a fad," says Brewer. "It will continue to evolve and it is important for agencies to recognize this in order to stay ahead of the curve."
If you are interested in checking out the KSP social media sites, you can click on the following links:
KSP Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kentucky-State-Police/103979825675
KSP Blog "Did You Know That?" http://kentuckystatepolice.blogspot.com/
KSP Website: http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/
For more information about Kentucky State Police social media sites please contact the Public Affairs Branch at (502) 782-1780.