Fayetteville police recruitment video wins awards

The Fayetteville Police Department’s new recruiting video received two honors at the 37th Annual Telly Awards, a ceremony honoring the best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as video and film productions, and work created for the web.

The three-and-a-half minute video, produced by the city’s media services division, won the Silver Award in the Film/Video–Non-Broadcast Productions/Recruitment category, and the Bronze Award in the Non-Broadcast Productions/Editing category, according to a news release.

From the release:

It’s the first time the division has been recognized with a Silver Telly by the Silver Telly Council judging and oversight body. Less than 10 percent of over 13,000 entries are chosen as winners of the Silver Telly Award. Only about 25 percent of entries are chosen as winners of the Bronze Telly; the division has received nine Bronze Telly Awards.

“The City of Fayetteville and the Police Department are honored to receive a 2016 Silver Telly Award – the City’s first – for the recruiting video,” said Doug Bankston, the city’s media services director. “This video, with its eye-catching visuals, will help to recruit the best and brightest candidates to the Police Department. With so many divisions and opportunities within the department, the making of this video was a lengthy and rewarding process, and special thanks go to Sergeant Paul Shepard, Captain Jamie Fields, and Chief Greg Tabor for their assistance.”

See the video above or watch it on YouTube.

More information about the Telly Awards is available tellyawards.com.