Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home  >  Topics  >  LGBT

July 24, 2014
Print Comment RSS

Texas police recruit gay officers through YouTube clip

The Fort Worth Police Department has launched a new effort to make inroads with the city’s gay community

By Andrea Lucia 
CBS DFW

FORT WORTH, Texas  — The Fort Worth Police Department has launched a new effort to make inroads with the city’s gay community.

It is the latest attempt to mend a dept rift between the city’s officers and the LBGT community following the 2009 police raid of the Rainbow Lounge. Two people were injured in the incident and it sparked several police protests. Five years later, the department’s approach has changed and a new video meant to help recruit gay officers is the latest sign of that.

“We want to reflect the population of the City of Fort Worth. We have LGBT citizens. We need LGBT officers,” said Corporal Tracey Knight, who is the department’s designated liaison to the LGBT community. As a gay officer herself, she’s seen drastic changes since the department’s controversial raid of Rainbow Lounge.

Full StoryFort Worth Police Recruit Gay Officers With New Video






PoliceOne Offers

P1 on Facebook

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

Get the #1 Police eNewsletter

Police Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
See Sample