Cleveland public safety may combine recruiting efforts to support diversity
A team dedicated to seeking out candidates for police, fire and EMS aims to bolster the number of women and minorities within city's public safety ranks
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Department of Public Safety wants to unify recruiting efforts among the city's three safety forces by creating a team dedicated to seeking out candidates for police, fire and emergency medical services.
The preliminary strategy, unveiled Wednesday during a city council Safety Committee meeting, aims to bolster the number of minorities and women within the city's public safety ranks.
A proposed Recruiting Oversight Team -- to include personnel from police, fire and EMS -- would report straight to the safety director and would manage a handful of recruiting programs that include high school, college and community outreach.