The Atlanta Police Department recently named Officer Courtney Mack as its newest liaison with the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
Mack, who has been with the APD since 2010, joined Officer Eric King as one of the department’s two LGBT liaisons in late March. King was named in Aug. 2014.
Some of Mack’s duties in the role include responding to and documenting any hate or bias crimes that may occur against people in the LGBT community, she said in a Thursday statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Mack worked with troubled youth in her previous position as a truancy officer, and would also like to help establish a mentoring program in her new role.
“As a member of the gay community, I will continue to nurture and develop the strong legacy of cooperation and growth between LGBT citizens and the APD,” Mack said in a press release.
The Florida native has degrees in business, human resources and business administration in project management. She has served in the Army, and serves in the Air Force Reserves as a senior airman.
Mack replaces Officer Acashia Lavigeour, who was named to the position in early 2016, and is moving on to serve in Zone 5, according to APD.
The phone number for the LGBT unit is 404-546-5428.
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