We believe diversity goes far beyond racial demographics. To answer this specific question, according to the Census Reporter (CR) for 2018, our officer demographics compare to Lexington's demographics:
- Officers: 4% Black; Community 1%
- Officers: 4% Asian; Community 29%
- Officers: 2% Hispanic; Community 2%
- Officers: 80% White; Community 64%
- Officers 10% vacancy
As of November 2020, we have five officer vacancies with a sixth in February 2021. We welcome diverse candidates to apply. One reason the Town left Civil Service was to diversify the Police Department's ranks. We have advertised widely and have seen more diverse candidates in the most recent recruitment.