WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williams County Sheriff’s Office was featured on an episode of “Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy” last night, and already the office is getting calls.
Sgt. Detective Caleb Fry, who appeared in the show that aired on the History Channel, said the department received six calls the following morning from people interested in a job with the sheriff’s office.
Maybe the show will be turn out to be a recruitment tool for law enforcement agencies in the Oil Patch, which are hiring new officers to keep up with the increase in police calls.
Cindy Sanford with the Williston office of Job Service North Dakota also appeared in the episode. Sanford said her office has received several calls today. She’s curious to see how many newcomers will arrive in Williston next week looking for work.
The show emphasized North Dakota’s low unemployment rate and how easy it is to get a high-paying job in the Williston area.
In the past, other national media coverage has prompted job-seekers to flock to Williston, but many were unprepared for the lack of housing. Let’s hope Larry’s viewers were paying attention when the show also talked about the housing shortage and high cost of rent.
Find out more about the show here.