With greater attention being given to how well law enforcement fits the communities it serves, In Public Safety offers a post on diversity in police force hiring.
“One of the most important initiatives to ensure that law enforcement is fully capable of serving the community is by insisting on diversity within the department,” Dr. Jarrod Sadulski of American Military University writes. “Diversity is important because it strengthens the department by bringing together officers of different backgrounds, viewpoints, and experiences…”
“Police officers are highly visible to the public. Therefore, when a community sees a fully diverse police force, its trust is likely to increase because it’s evident that the local police are taking steps to recruit candidates who understand the many needs of the community.”
Good advice in tempest-tossed times.