Now is your chance to get an 18-hour inside look at Washington State Patrol operations, courtesy of Twitter and Facebook. WSP will present a #daywithWSP, tweeting events that are happening around the state in real-time, starting at 6 a.m. on Aug. 29.
Most people are familiar with troopers in white cars who respond to collisions and disabled vehicles. Less well-known are WSP employees who play key roles in keeping the public safe on the roads, at their places of business and in their homes.
â€śWe have great people and want the public to see the entire depth and breadth of what they do,â€ť said WSP Chief John R. Batiste. â€śThis will be as close a look as you can get without actually coming to work for us.â€ť
Although intended for the public, officials think #daywithWSP might have special value for those contemplating a change of employment.
â€śWSP has some interesting careers and we are always looking for public service minded people to join us,â€ť said Capt. Jeff DeVere, commander of WSPâ€™s Human Resources Division. â€śEven if you havenâ€™t been thinking about a career change, take a look. There are many places in our agency that offer challenge and satisfaction for people who want to be part of something special.â€ť
Incidents or events that require more than 140 characters will first be tweeted, and then explained in more detail on the agencyâ€™s Facebook page. Nothing will be simulated, and the #daywithWSP will not be a compilation. Everything tweeted will have happened that day.
To participate, follow us on Twitter at @wastatepatrol and like our Facebook Page, or monitor the Twitter hashtag, #daywithWSP.