South Bend Police Department inducts six new officers

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By: MNC Staff

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With an eye toward diversity, six new police officers have been welcomed to the South Bend Police Department.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg cites the importance of a police force reflecting the community, a sentiment echoed recently by President Obama after the events in Ferguson, Mo.

Currently, less than 10 percent of the South Bend Police force is black while more than a quarter of the community is.

Of the six new South Bend officers who received their badges, four are white, one is black and one is Hispanic.