Last year, Senior Police Officer Greg Abbink came out as trans. He says his experience has been largely positive and that he’s been “blown away by the response and support” he’s received from his colleagues at the Austin Police Department. Abbink hopes to develop a class for the APD that focuses on trans issues.
Effective July 10, the Palm Springs police department has adopted a policy addressing how employees should interact with transgender people in the field.
The Boston Police Department has issued antidiscrimination guidelines that offer transgender individuals new protections during searches and bookings.