September 15, 2021
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the City of New York to ensure that LGBTQIA+ people of the City live with dignity, are treated with equity, and are free from violence and discrimination;
WHEREAS, the City of New York is committed to maintaining trust with the LGBTQIA+ community, and fostering a safe and welcoming work environment for all employees who identify as LGBTQIA+;
WHEREAS, the New York City Police Department recognizes the value of building strong relationships with the LGBTQIA+ community through stakeholder engagement and implementation of equity strategies to promote the inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people into all aspects of their work; and
WHEREAS, the City of New York first established the LGBTQIA+ Liaison within the New York City Police Department in April of 1989, and seeks to elevate this title and to renew its commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community.
NOW, THEREFORE, by the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of New York, it is hereby ordered:
Section 1. Establishment of the LGBTQIA+ Liaison. The Police Commissioner will establish within the Office of Police Commissioner of the New York City Police Department the LGBTQIA+ Liaison.
§ 2. Duties of the LGBTQIA+ Liaison. At the direction of the Police Commissioner, the LGBTQIA+ Liaison shall:
§ 3. Effective Date. This Order shall take effect immediately.
Bill de Blasio