The Los Angeles Police Department Affirms Support for Transgender Community NR17225jr

July 27, 2017

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department remains steadfast in its support for our transgender employees, and affirms a commitment to diversity and equality. The LAPD is proud that our employee demographics mirror the City of Los Angeles, and reflect the ideals of an organization embracing a workforce that comes from different backgrounds and enjoys a wide variety of life experiences. “It is this diversity that strengthens our organization and helps us maintain safe, cohesive, and vibrant communities,” said Police Commissioner Shane Murphy Goldsmith. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck added, “Transgender officers risk their lives to keep Angelenos safe. They deserve to be valued and celebrated for their commitment and sacrifice just like any other Los Angeles Police Officer. Anything less is unacceptable.”