Sioux City police force lags in diversity
October 19, 2020
SIOUX CITY -- One of the joys of being a Sioux City police officer for Calvin Chang is handing out police badge stickers to children at Asian Fest.
He tells these young, future recruits to, "Do the right thing" and "Stay in School," so that one day, they can follow in his footsteps.
"It's great seeing all the kids come up saying, 'I want to be just like you,'" said Chang, who is one of just two officers on the force who are of Asian American heritage. Eddie Thiphasouk, the department's first Asian American officer, was hired in 2001.