“Outreach to the LGBT community is vital to Atlanta Police because of the need for stronger understanding and trust with all the communities we serve,” officials said. The specialized program will be facilitated by Atlanta Police Department’s LGBT Liaison Unit officers, Senior Police Officer Eric King and Officer Courtney Mack.
“I commend the Atlanta Police Department for prioritizing a culture of respect with Atlanta’s LGBTQ community,” said Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. “Atlanta must remain a community where all people live their lives openly, feel safe, and be free of discrimination. The city needs LGBTQ voices in order to understand and address the challenges they face, while helping law enforcement make Atlanta one of the safest large cities in the nation.”