New Orleans Police unveil rainbow badges

New Orleans Police Department badge

The New Orleans Police Department is offering their officers an LGBTQ badge for Pride Month. The badge bears a rainbow star in the middle of it. The department confirms officers will be allowed to wear the badge in June and also during the city's annual Decadence Festival in September. 

“These special badges represent the NOPD’s commitment to diversity and to working with everyone in our community – including our LGBTQ+ members and allies – to make New Orleans the greatest city in the world,” NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said. “New Orleans is a city rich in diversity – be it in our people, our food, our music or our culture. We love, respect and celebrate that diversity, which is also reflected within our own ranks. These special badges are a reflection of that love, respect and celebration.”

Photo: Courtesy New Orleans Police Department

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