Keyport Police Department
Diversity Report (2022)
Pursuant to the December 2021 Attorney General Guideline “Promoting Diversity in Law Enforcement Recruiting and Hiring,” the Keyport Police Department is committed to doing all that we can to hiring staff who reflect the communities that we serve. See N.J.S.A.52:17B-4.10.
2019 Census Data indicates that Keyport’s population is 70% White, 7% Black, 15% Hispanic, and 4% Asian and 4% other. As of December 31, 2021, the Keyport Police Department had 23 Officers: 75% were white, 10% were black, 10% Hispanic and 5% other, multiracial, 25% are women. Although our Diversity numbers are higher than the 2019 census data for Black and Hispanic detectives, only 25% are female.
Through job fares, such as the outreach event held by the Monmouth County Chiefs of Police at Brookdale Community College on March 8th, and community and faith based events, many held in conjunction with our County-Wide Chaplaincy Program, we will continue to strive to increase the number of female officers on staff and will enhance our efforts to seek diverse applicants to join our office.