Despite New Recruiting Efforts, Cleveland Police Force Remains Mostly White

May 12 2021

From the article: "...“One of the most horrendous things in policing is most agencies are under 10 percent female and that is an atrocity,” said Chris Burbank, the former chief of police in Salt Lake City who’s now vice president of law enforcement strategy for the Center for Policing Equity.

According to Burbank, with all of the public interest in police reform and discussion about changing how policing is done, now is the time to rethink every part of policing.

“There is nothing that dictates you can't have part-time police officers, that you can’t have daycare in the station,” Burbank said. “There’s lots of avenues to make the job more inviting to career-level people.”

By Matthew Richmond

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