Po­lice De­part­ment launches cam­paign to in­crease di­ver­sity

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS - – Dei­dre Wil­liams

The Buf­falo Po­lice De­part­ment is launch­ing “An­swer the Call,” a cam­paign to in­crease the di­ver­sity of can­di­dates to take the po­lice en­try exam in June.

The cam­paign in­cludes grass­roots out­reach, print and on­line ad­ver­tis­ing, so­cial me­dia en­gage­ment and text and email, said Mayor By­ron W. Brown who an­nounced the cam­paign along with Com­mis­sioner By­ron Lock­wood at a Tues­day news con­fer­ence.

May 22 is the dead­line to reg­is­ter for the exam, which will be given June 29.

Al­most 30 per­cent of the Buf­falo Po­lice De­part­ment em­ploy­ees are mi­nori­ties, not count­ing white fe­males, said Michael J. DeGe­orge, the de­part­ment’s spokesman.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the ap­pli­ca­tion process and ap­pli­cant re­quire­ments, go to www.buf­falony.org or Room 1001 in City Hall, 65 Ni­a­gara Square, or call 716-851-9614.

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