by Adam Carter
Originally published: July 14, 2016
The Hamilton Police service is one of the best in the country for matching the racial diversity of the community it serves, new numbers obtained by CBC News show.
The statistics reveal local police represent the city's population better than most — in many major Canadian cities, the police lag much father behind in having their ranks reflect the people they are sworn to protect.
In May, CBC News surveyed all major police forces in Canada in order to establish a national snapshot of the racial diversity of key law enforcement agencies, and compared the diversity of the city's population as a whole against the diversity of local police officers.