Municipal ServicesWebinarPublication Date: Feb 17, 2022

2022 MMA Annual Meeting and Trade Show webinars
Advancing Diversity in Public Safety
Feb. 17, 12-1 p.m.
Presented by Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources
Many municipalities are currently facing challenges in diversifying the ranks of their police departments. Even in some of the most diverse cities, many police departments remain mostly white and mostly male. This workshop explored some of the barriers to increasing diversity in public safety and strategies that municipal employers can use to increase diversity.
Jack McDevitt is director of the Northeastern University Institute on Race and Justice.
James Hicks is the police chief in Natick.
Dori Vecchio is the town administrator in Blackstone.