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Topics / DEMOGRAPHICS : Fire, Police Departments Don't Reflect Ethnic Mix, Study Says

November 17, 1994|RICHARD WINTON | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES

A recent study found Pasadena's police and fire departments to be among the most diverse ethnically, but eight other San Gabriel Valley public safety departments were among the

Southland's least diverse by gender. Stars (single asterisk) on the chart below indicate departments that were found to be among those "most segregated."

WEST VALLEY

MALE FEMALE WHITE LATINO AFRICAN ASIAN** AMERICAN *Alhambra Police (88 officers) 92% 8% 67% 21.6% 2.3% 8% Alhambra Fire (78 firefighters) 100% 0% 75.6% 16.7% 5.3% 1.3% City Overall 24.3% 36.1% 2% 38.1% Arcadia Police (99 officers) 92% 8% 81.8% 13.1% 1% 3% Arcadia Fire (74 firefighters) 97.3% 2.7% 90.5% 5.4% 1.4% 2.7% City Overall 65% 10.7% .8% 23.4% El Monte Police (126 officers) 92% 8% 70% 24.5% 2.5% 3.2% El Monte Fire (57 firefighters) 100% 0% 82.5% 15.8% 1.8% 1.8% City Overall 15.2% 72.5% 1% 11.8% Monrovia Police (59 officers) 96.6% 3.4% 76.2% 16.9% 5.1% 0% Monrovia Fire (39 firefighters) 100% 0% 71.8% 17.9% 10.3% 0% City Overall 57.1% 28.5% 10.1% 4.5% Monterey Park Police (80 officers) 86.2% 13.8% 48.8% 27.5% 1.3% 20% *Monterey Park Fire (54 firefighters) 98.1% 1.9% 81.5% 18.5% 0% 0% City Overall 11.7% 31.3% .6% 57.5% Pasadena Police (218 officers) 88.1% 11.9% 44.5% 29.8% 21.6% 3.7% Pasadena Fire (170 firefighters) 95.3% 4.7% 60% 21.8% 16.4% 1.8% City Overall 46.6% 27.3% 19% 8.1% *San Gabriel Police (52 officers) 90.4% 9.6% 75% 21.2% 0% 3.8% *San Gabriel Fire (33 firefighters) 100% 0% 84.8% 9.1% 0% 3% City Overall 30.4% 36.3% 1.1% 32.4% San Marino Police (26 officers) 84.6% 15.4% 80.7% 11.5% 3.8% 3.8% *San Marino Fire (25 firefighters) 100% 0% 92% 4% 0% 0% City Overall 62.4% 5.1% .2% 32.3% Sierra Madre Police (15 officers) 100% 0% 80% 20% 0% 0% City Overall 84.2% 9.8% 0.9% 5.1% S. Pasadena Police (31 officers) 94% 6% 84% 13% 3% 0% S. Pasadena Fire (46 firefighters) 97.8% 2.2% 84.8% 8.7% 4.4% 2.2% City Overall 62.3% 13.4% 3.1% 21.2%

EAST VALLEY

MALE FEMALE WHITE LATINO AFRICAN ASIAN** AMERICAN Azusa Police (58 officers) 96.6% 3.4% 68.9% 22.4% 5.2% 3.4% City Overall 36.2% 53.4% 3.8% 6.6% Baldwin Park Police (68 officers) 97% 3% 69% 25% 0% 6% City Overall 15.2% 70.8% 2.4% 12.3% Claremont Police (37 officers) 94.6% 5.4% 94.6% 2.7% 2.7% 0% City Overall 76.1% 10.3% 4.8% 8.4% *Covina Police (55 officers) 98.2% 1.8% 90.9% 7.3% 0% 1.8% Covina Fire (50 firefighters) 100% 0% 88% 8% 2% 2% City Overall 63% 25.6% 4.1% 7.6% Glendora Police (52 officers) 92% 8% 85% 11.5% 0% 2% City Overall 77.9% 15.2% 1.1% 5.6% *Irwindale Police (20 officers) 100% 0% 35% 65% 0% 0% City Overall 12% 85.6% .1% 2.3% Pomona Police (171 officers) 95.9% 4.1% 73.7% 14% 7.6% 4% City Overall 28.2% 51.3% 14.4% 6.7% West Covina Police (149 officers) 94.5% 5.5% 85.3% 10.1% 4.6% 0% *West Covina Fire (72 firefighters) 100% 0% 91.7% 8.3% 1.4% 0% City Overall 40.4% 34.6% 8.5% 17.2%

L.A. COUNTY

MALE FEMALE WHITE LATINO AFRICAN AMERICAN Sheriff (7,305 deputies) 87.6% 12.4% 71.8% 16.7% 8.9% Fire (2,273 firefighters) 99.4% .6% 66.4% 21.9% 9.1% Overall 40.8% 37.8% 11.2%

ASIAN** Sheriff (7,305 deputies) 2.5% Fire (2,273 firefighters) 2.6% Overall 10.8%

** includes Pacific Islanders

Note: Numbers may not add up to 100% because of rounding and because "other" category is not shown. Statistics are based on 1990 U.S. Census Data. Any cities or departments not listed are covered by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's or Fire departments, except Sierra Madre, which has a volunteer fire department not included in the study.

Source: ACLU

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