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SOUTHERN INDIANA — When it comes to racial and ethnic diversity in law enforcement in Southern Indiana, local departments tend to reflect their communities as a whole, except for one electricity sources in us area — Hispanics in uniform. But high-ranking officers say effective policing is about communication and respect, no matter the demographics of the department or community.

Of the seven departments surveyed by the News and Tribune, four had black representation on their forces close to community numbers — the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Charlestown City Police Department, Clarksville and Jeffersonville police departments. Jeffersonville was the only department to report having any Hispanic officers or department staff. Two departments — the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department and New Albany Police Department — did not have employee demographics available by press time.

The city gas in spanish of Jeffersonville, the residential makeup of which is still predominantly white, is the most racially diverse municipality in the coverage area. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, in 2017, the city had a total population of 47,383. Of these residents, 80 percent were white, 14 percent black, 5 percent Hispanic or Latino and 5 percent with two or more races identified.

Chief Kenny Kavanaugh said electricity towers in japan he feels the department follows a growing diversity in the city, a trend he said comes with the overall growth and development of the community. And he said as he expects the community to grow more diverse, it’s also going to grow with our police department, he said. I don’t see why our police department is not going to reflect our community.

Kavanaugh, in his fifth year as chief, is the first black officer to hold the position in Jeffersonville; his father was the city’s first black fire chief. Assistant Chief Scott McVoy is Hispanic. Kavanaugh pointed also to city government, which is seeing an increasing number of minorities representing constituents in other leadership roles.

But Kavanaugh and McVoy say that while they’re proud to have such diversity, they electricity outage austin hire the best qualified candidates regardless of how they identify. To help recruit more minorities and in general attract a wider pool of qualified applicants, they work with the fire department to do community outreach even when they’re not hiring, just to let electricity projects in pakistan people know about how the job works so the next time a spot is open, they may feel more included to try for it.

The census data shows Clark County as a whole with a total population of 116,973 in 2017 — 88 percent white, 7.8 percent black, 5 percent Hispanic or Latino and 2.5 percent of two or more races. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office, which typically polices the more rural areas and oversees the jail population of the whole county, reported that between 46 road officers and 92 corrections officers, 94 percent are white and gas in texas 7 percent are black. Two road officers are female.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer striving to hire and retain a diverse workforce which is reflective of the community we serve, the statement reads. The department provides equal employment opportunities to candidates for employment regardless of an individual’s race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, color, age, or disability. The department’s employee selection process is open and fair to everyone and seeks to hire the most qualified candidates.