Baltimore City Looking to Diversify Police Force

The Baltimore City Department of Finance and Bureau of Procurement is requesting bids from marketing firms to help recruit more millennial, women, and minority police officers to fill about 90 vacancies.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

According to the request, the campaign aims to increase the number of “qualified and ideal applicants monthly.” Ideal candidates include city residents, minorities, women and those with law enforcement backgrounds. It says filling the vacancies will help reduce the number of mandatory overtime hours that officers are required to work.

The article notes that the request is just one part of efforts by the Mayor’s office to boost attraction and retention of police officers as the department has been beset by vacancies and overtime hours officers must work.

Read The Baltimore Sun to learn more.