Pick a Chief: YouTube Videos for the St Petersburg Job

YOUTUBEThe St Petersburg (FL) police chief search, is now down to 10 semifinalists. The candidates have already submitted their resumes and cover letters. But now, the mayor has asked them to submit a video clip about themselves via YouTube. Good forward thinking. And something this blog has strongly stressed. After all, in this day and age, what would a job search be without a YouTube video?

The videos were first shown to a select group in a series of meetings the mayor had with representatives from the police unions, neighborhood associations, business groups, the NAACP and other civic organizations.

Now they are online for the citizens of St Petersburg to view.

You will note most all the candidates talk about community-oriented policing, safety, crime, etc.

But for me, something is missing. What is it? Creativity? Pzazz? Connection?

If you are a police leader, how would you present yourself? What would your video look like?

Somehow, I wanted more…

CLICK HERE to view excerpts from those videos.