The Spokane County Sheriff’s Workplace spent $12,000 for two days of billboard promoting in Times Square in New York Metropolis meant to recruit deputies, however ended up with loads of nationwide consideration in consequence.
The adverts, which run Thursday and Friday, would possibly seem to be an odd alternative for a legislation enforcement company 2,500 miles away.
The message was that Spokane County is seeking to rent 40 skilled legislation enforcement officers, and pay them a $15,000 hiring bonus.
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich mentioned he purchased billboards in cities the place elected officers have spoken negatively about law enforcement officials.
“New York was one of the heaviest areas where their local leaders really came out and did not support their law enforcement, actually disrespected them,” he advised The Spokesman-Review.
Many on social media have identified a typo in the advert. Within the Sheriff Workplace’s authentic Twitter and Fb posts, pictures of the billboards confirmed Washington spelled as “Washinton,” with out the “G.”
Knezovich mentioned that was a mistake by the advert company and added he’s “disgusted” that some media retailers have centered on the typo.
“I’ve seen juvenile before; this is just about as juvenile as it comes,” he mentioned. “Some kid made a mistake and that was the headline.”