As of January 2016, the Nassau County Police Department provided us with information for 396 sworn personnel, 91% of whom were men and 82% of whom were white. Of the 36 women on the force, two-thirds were white.
While 37% of Nassau County’s residents are people of color, this was the case for only 18% of these officers. In addition to the 326 white sworn personnel, the department reported 33 black, 32 Hispanic, two Native American, and three Asian personnel, which was shockingly denoted with a “Y,” for “yellow” in the department production. Of the 47 personnel who held positions other than detective, only three were people of color.
The documents we received from the department are linked below.
- Department Personnel Demographics View Policy