No. Providence Police release motivating recruitment video

No. Providence Police release motivating recruitment video

A screenshot from the North Providence Police Department’s new recruitment video.

NORTH PROVIDENCE – A soundtrack that sounds like it could go to a movie filled with courageous battle scenes serves as the background for a new recruitment video created by members of the North Providence Police Department.

“I’m so proud of what they created,” said Chief David Tikoian, calling it “very professional and motivating.”

The Police Department’s 2019 recruitment drive began on Nov. 4. Application cards may be picked up at Police Headquarters at 1835 Mineral Spring Ave., or downloaded at , which is where the recruitment video will also be posted.

Application cards and the $25 application fee must be returned to police headquarters no later than 4 p.m. on Dec. 13. The fee may be waived if financial need criteria is met.

The new video directed by Capt. John Brady and Lt. Michael Tavarozzi features members of the department promoting the best aspects of their force.

“We listen. We care. We teach. We help solve problems,” say four different officers. Others then chime in to say how the department has specialized units, how it boasts state-of-the-art equipment to solve crimes, how its officers serve and protect, how they save lives, and how they train.

“We want you to join our team,” concludes Tikoian to end it. To introduce the video, Tikoian says, “If you’re looking for a rewarding career in law enforcement, seize this opportunity.”


They just built a new police station that cost a gazillion dollars and they're charging a fee to apply? Talk about ridiculous... And, they have time to shoot a "recruitment video", but are charging folks 25 bucks to apply for a job? This is some serious tone deafness.