Chicago Police Department introduces new liaisons to build trust with LGBTQ community

The Chicago Police Department introduced a group of new liaisons Thursday as part of its community policing plan.

Superintendent David Brown says the LGBTQ+ liaisons will work with the department's Civil Rights Unit.

The six liaisons will work with community members and offer support for fellow officers who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Officers hope that by having these liaisons, victims of hate crimes will be more willing to step forward.

"What I want the public to take away from this announcement today is if you are somebody who identifies as LGBTQ+, you have resources, you have support, and you have allies within the Chicago Police Department," said Michael Milstein, CPD Policing Deputy Director.

CPD is also revising its policy on how to interact with transgender community members.

You can voice your opinion on the proposal right now on the Chicago Police Department website.