Chief Chris Perkins

The Roanoke Police Training Academy welcomes 12 new recruits today, and Chief Chris Perkins says it will be the most diverse class ever:  three recruits are black and two others are women. Perkins says it is the result of changes in recruitment and hiring procedures — and the academy itself has seen recent changes in its training procedures. More on that from WFIR’s Evan Jones.

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