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Connections: How the Irondequoit Police Department is working to improve diversity within its ranks

The Irondequoit Police Department is working to improve the diversity within its ranks. We discuss the department's efforts and how having more officers of color can impact policing and police-community relations.

In studio:

  • Chief Richard Tantalo, Irondequoit Police Department
  • Patrina Freeman, community advocate, minister, and founder of New Directions Ministries
  • Randy Henderson, president of Henderson Ford, minister at the Church of Love Faith Center, and police chaplain
  • Andrae Evans, community member with the Irondequoit Police Community Advisory Team, and retired U.S. Army Colonel
  • Thomas Brady, co-chair and founder of the Greater Rochester Chapter of Conscious Capitalism
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.