SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Diversity in the law enforcement community was a topic of discussion Wednesday by local police, the U.S. Attorney's office from Georgia and South Carolina, as well as the Justice Department.
They talked with officers from all over the coast ranging from St. Mary's to Columbia, South Carolina about the importance of recruiting and maintaining a force that reflects their community.
They say it's not a mandate but goes hand in hand with president Obama's community policing initiative.
They praised the Beaufort Police Department for doing their part in being diverse. This conversation started in Savannah with a plan of moving this to other cities.