Demographic breakdown of Stockton police

As reported today, the Stockton Police Department swore in one new officer and three academy-bound trainees yesterday in its ongoing bid to begin hiring Measure A officers. As noted in the story, one of the trainees is black, bringing to eight the number of black officers and trainees among Stockton’s 363 police officers.

Blacks represent only 2 percent of the force in a city of 300,000 where 12 percent of the population is black.

Here’s a look, provided by the police department, of the force’s demographics, along with city figures from the U.S. Census:

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