NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell joined the Gay Officers Action League and several elected officials to mark National Coming Out Day Tuesday, Oct. 11, by unveiling a new department app that will give officers greater access to LGBTQIA+ resources.
Sewell revealed that the app would be installed on every officer’s smartphone by the end of Tuesday in honor of the occasion. Dubbed, the LGBTQIA+ resource map application, the app will give field officers searchable access to community centers, advocacy organizations and other resources, AMNY.com reports.
“We all know we live and work in a very diverse city, and we know that all types of resources are available if we just know where to find them. And now NYPD officers will have that critical information at their fingertips, and we’ll be able to share it with the people we serve,” Sewell said. “If someone is looking for LGBTQIA+ appropriate support related to legal, medical, shelter, mental health, or a host of other vital services, they can now turn to any NYPD officer for assistance.”