The SFPD sent an announcement to the media today saying it is "working hard" to recruit more Asian female officers. For women who might be interested, the department is hosting informational events today at Central and Tenderloin stations.
The announcement said the department is one of the most diverse in the nation, and is "constantly striving to fully reflect the community it serves. As part of that goal, the SFPD is working hard to recruit more Asian women." Asian women make up about 1.5 percent of sworn officers, the lowest demographic at the SFPD. According to a 2013 census, the city is 34 percent Asian and 49.1 percent female.
Here are the details on the two information sessions:
Sergeant Christina Serrano will be available at 3pm on Wednesday, August 19th at Central Station in Chinatown to talk about ongoing efforts to recruit more women. She’ll be joined by a recent academy graduate—a Cantonese-speaking female officer—who can talk about the contribution she hopes to make to the community. At 5pm, another Asian female officer—and holder of a World Jiu Jitsu Championship belt—will be available at Tenderloin Station to speak about her path to recruitment.
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