Pittsburgh police class most diverse in a decade, mayor says
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The class of police recruits that began training today is the most diverse in more than a decade, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said.
Of 41 applicants, 22 percent are women and 10 percent are minorities.
In a statement, Mr. Ravenstahl said those numbers are double the city's averages for police classes over the past 11 years.
"While there is still much work to be done, we are on our way to a more diversified police force," Mr. Ravenstahl said, noting the more diverse class reflects heightened recruitment efforts.
Depending on each individual's prior experience, the new cadets will graduate in September or March.
Of 36 recruits last year, six were women and one was a minority, according to the police bureau's annual report.
First Published August 20, 2012 11:46 am