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Columbus Mayor Demands Police and Fire Boost Diversity

Columbus (OH) Mayor Michael B. Coleman demanded changes in improving diversity hiring and a report on solutions by this month, reports The Columbus Dispatch. "Our police and fire divisions are outstanding, but ... (diversity) is a critical component to the success of Columbus, and I expect both divisions to improve under your leadership," Coleman stated in a letter sent to the director of the city's Department of Public Safety. The city's Civil Service Commission is revisiting the issue, as it does every eight years, and is conducting a top-down review of the hiring process. That could lead to changes in how often the city conducts the eligibility tests, changes in standards f...

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