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Philadelphia Police Academy Graduates First Openly Transgender Recruit

Among the recruits from the Philadelphia Police Academy's latest class to graduate and become sworn officers was an individual who is openly transgender.

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DOJ Says Background Checks, Citizenship Requirements Prevent Diversification of Police

The report, released Wednesday in conjunction with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, critiques several widely used police-hiring practices — noting that over-reliance on such criteria “may limit certain underrepresented communities’ representation in law enforcement agencies.”

Austin Police Try New Recruiting Tactics to Bolster, Diversify Ranks

Outreach efforts toward prospective female applicants are part of a series of responses by Austin police to address a recruiting problem that a consulting group's recently released report said is the biggest challenge facing the department.

North Carolina Department Has First All-Female Swearing In Ceremony

The swearing in of the first-ever all-women lineup of officers for the Greenville (NC) Police Department on Monday not only made history, it also served as a big step in helping the department meet a national average.

New Jersey Overlooked Red Flags to Produce More Diverse Police Recruits, Lawsuit Claims

A veteran New Jersey state trooper alleges in a whistleblower lawsuit she was retaliated against by her superiors after raising objections that police academy background checks were compromised because of pressure to increase racial diversity among State Police ranks.