DETROIT (WXYZ) — Spanish language Facebook and Twitter pages have been launched by the Detroit Police Department, it announced Tuesday.
The new pages are aiming to reach the Spanish speaking population in the city, DPD says.
“My primary goal is that the Detroit Police Department be leaders for diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels. It’s more important than ever and we will embrace it,” Detroit Police Department Chief James E. White said in a statement.
Data provided by the Census Reporter of the American Community Survey shows that 10% of children in Detroit speak Spanish at home and 6% of adults in Detroit speak Spanish at home.
“Chief White’s leadership backs up his priorities for equity and inclusion. I’m proud to serve a city and department that works to ensure residents of all backgrounds are being protected and served in the ways that best reach them,” 4th Precinct Commander John Serda, a Spanish speaker who grew up in Southwest Detroit, said in a statement.