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311 for Cities: Creating a More Diverse Police Force

In June 2015, a city submitted a request through the National Resource Network’s 311 for Cities feature regarding best practices for creating a more diverse workforce, with a specific focus on sworn police officers. The following write-up was researched, developed, and shared with the city by the Network to provide an overview of the challenge and importance of creating a diversified police force, potential barriers, and proven strategies for succeeding in creating a police force more reflective of the community it serves.