Resolution promotes recruitment of minorities for city jobs – News – Journal Standard


 FREEPORT — A resolution recently passed by the City Council is placing an emphasis on creating a more diverse workforce within the city government.

The resolution calls for the city to support the recruitment of minority candidates through targeted advertising and outreach programs through churches, community organizations and educational institutions.

“It’s actually a change in the culture that we’ve had here,” City Manager Lowell Crow said. “We’re focusing on trying to get the city government staff to look like the people we’re trying to support.”

There are currently six minority officers, including one auxiliary officer, in the Freeport Police Department, said Chief Todd Barkalow. There are a total of 48 sworn officers.

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