Friday, February 5, 2016

Dr. Myrstol interviewed for Alaska Dispatch article on Anchorage Police Department's efforts to diversify its ranks

Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice faculty, was interviewed by Jerzy Shedlock for an article in the Alaska Dispatch News about the need for diversity in law enforcement and the Anchorage Police Department's efforts to attract minority applicants.

Dr. Myrstol noted that it is "difficult for police to change those [negative] perceptions [of police work]. An important aspect of changing those perceptions is improving relationships with minority communities and changing the demographics of police departments.”

Read the article here:
"Anchorage Police Department, 82 percent white, tries to diversify its force" by Jerzy Shedlock. Alaska Dispatch News, 31 Jan 2016.