The racial and ethnic diversity of a police department is a crucial component to improving police relationships with communities. Diversity efforts by American police departments have been complicated by small applicant pools for the last several years, particularly among qualified female and minority applicants. One way for police departments to attract more racial and ethnic minority applicants to improve community relations is to use community-oriented policing.
Pettrey, Beverly J., "Diversifying Police Departments Through Community-Oriented Based Policing" (2020). Student Scholarship. 2.