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Diversity key for nominee for State Police commissioner

Written by Ben Allen and Radio Pennsylvania | Jan 30, 2015 2:45 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- While Governor Tom Wolf faces questions about replacing some of former Governor Tom Corbett's appointees, other administration nominees are moving forward.

One is Colonel Marcus Brown, currently the State Police Commissioner-Designate.

He was recently Maryland's State Police Superintendent and says he'll focus on diversity.

"To be honest, it's an issue that all law enforcement across the country struggles with, in so many jurisdictions," says Brown.

Brown says police departments should be physically going into minority communities to recruit officers.

"The same way athletic teams, athletic coaches physically go out and recruit applicants, the same thing should happen in law enforcement."

He's waiting for Senate confirmation to his new post.

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