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Recruitment Officer: Police Department

recruitment officer: Police diversity fails to keep pace with Canadian populations Police must build relationships with Indigenous Montrealers, advocates say Compare that to the city's general population 32.8 per cent of Montrealers are visible minorities or Indigenous, according to CBC. Ingrid Cataldo, a recruitment officer with the SPVM, says the police service is trying to increase its contingent of visible minority officers. According to the SPVM's 2016 annual report the latest to be published 8.5 per cent of its police officers identify as Indigenous or as a visible minority. We think that more the police department reflects the population it serves, the better it is in understanding different values, different cultures, different languages, she said. Critics say recruitment efforts aren't strong enough, and targeting minorities for hire isn't all that has to happen. However, the number of minority officers has remained stuck at around eight per cent for the past decade. ( As reported in the news.