Demographics

In 2020, the Hanover Park Police Department had an authorized strength of 97 employees which includes 61 sworn officers and 36 civilians. At the time of the data collection, the department had 91 employees and six vacant positions. The demographics that follow are based upon the composition of the department on December 31, 2020.

EMPLOYEE TYPE

The department’s employee type consisted of 59 sworn officers with two vacant positions (65%) and 32 civilians with four vacant positions (35%). 

employee type

GENDER DEMOGRAPHICS

The police department employs 64 males which comprises 70% of the total employees while 27 females comprise 30% of the total employees. Sworn employees comprise 65% of the total employees of which 53 are males (90%) and 6 are females (10%).  The civilian employees comprise 35% of the total employees and consist of 11 males (34%) and 21 females (66%). 

Sworn Gender Demographics

AGE DEMOGRAPHICS

The age demographics are separated by sworn and civilian. Eighteen percent (19%) of the sworn employees are between the ages of 20-29, 49% between the ages of 30-39, 27% between the ages of 40-49 and 3% are over the age of 50. The civilian employees consist of 19% between the ages of 20-29, 19% between the ages of 30-39, 6% between the ages of 40-49 and 56% over the age of 50.

Sworn Age Demographics

EDUCATION DEMOGRAPHICS

The education demographics of the department are separated by sworn and civilian personnel. The five categories examined include: Master’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Associate Degree, Some College and No College.  (Some College is defined as any college credit earned but no degree attained regardless of program.) Of the 59 sworn employees, 8% have master’s degrees, 53% have bachelor’s degrees, 25% have associate degrees, 14% have some college, and 0% have no college.  Of the 34 civilian employees, 9% have master’s degrees, 41% have bachelor’s degrees, 16% have associate degrees, 19% have some college, and 16% have no college.

Sworn Education Demographics

racial DEMOGRAPHICS

The racial demographics of the department are separated by sworn and civilian personnel. The racial categories examined include: Asian, African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and White. In addition, the ethnic category of Hispanic is examined.  Of the 59 sworn employees, 5% are Asian, 0% are African-American, 0% are  American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% are Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 24% are White Hispanic, and 71% are White. Of the 34 civilian employees, 0% are Asian, 0% are African-American, 0% are  American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% are Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 13% are White Hispanic, and 88% are White. 

Sworn Race Demographics