The Vermont State Police has added a new civilian position of recruitment specialist to the agency’s Office of Professional Development. The Pittsford-based unit’s responsibilities include attracting new sworn members to VSP’s ranks.
Dale Nelson, a native Vermonter who grew up on a dairy farm in Derby, becomes the first civilian to hold the title of recruiter within the Vermont State Police. He joins a recruiting team led by Lt. Thomas Mozzer and works alongside Sgt. Dan Bennett.
Nelson is a graduate of Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida, with a bachelor’s degree in film and a master’s in entertainment business. He is passionate about videography and has been employing his advanced skills since starting with VSP earlier this year to create recruiting and marketing materials with a primary focus on social media content.
He has traveled across Vermont to profile troopers, highlight the work of special teams, ride along during patrol shifts, and more. Examples of Nelson’s work can be viewed on VSP’s Facebook page.