Lubbock Police recruit more minorities in recent years - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/6/09

Lubbock Police recruit more minorities in recent years

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After years of struggle, the Lubbock Police have succeeded in recruiting minority officers. 

Right now, LPD has 370 members on staff. Of those, 290 are white, 74 are Hispanic, five are black, and only one is Asian. The minority numbers are low, but five black officers is an increase from only two a few years ago.

Lubbock City Councilman and former Lubbock Police Officer, Floyd Price, says he would like to see more minorities on the force. "We've got a large law enforcement class that is taught every day at South Plains College and Wayland Baptist University. Those young African Americans that are there, we would like to see you give our Police Department a try," says Price.

The Lubbock Police Department says they don't specifically target minorities in their recruiting, because they are looking for anyone who is qualified to join the department.

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