Quincy Police Department plans public hearing to discuss diversity
Quincy, Illinois —
The Quincy Police Department is now looking to better racially represent its community.
The department is planning a public meeting next week to discuss diversity.
Data USA reports 89 percent of Quincy residents are white, 5.8 percent are black and less than 2 percent are Hispanic or Asian.
"We're just wanting the input of the community and showing them that you can apply to the Quincy Police Department," Officer Taylor Dralle said. " I'm a recruiting officer, so I will be there. You can come up to me if you want to find an application."
A public meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 3 at 6 p.m. in the Quincy City Council Chambers.
The meeting also kicks off the 2018 application and testing period for the Quincy Police Department.