Po­lice chief shows LGBT pride

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE -

The Chief Con­sta­ble of Po­lice for Kent, Alan Pugh­s­ley, pic­tured, has added the colours of the rain­bow to his uni­form shoul­der epaulettes as Fe­bru­ary marks les­bian, gay, bi­sex­ual, and trans­gen­der (LGBT) his­tory month.

The rain­bow is the sym­bol of the LGBT com­mu­nity and Mr Pugh­s­ley in­tends the ges­ture as a mark of his sup­port for LGBT peo­ple and ac­cep­tance of di­ver­sity within the po­lice.

His com­mand staff are also wear­ing the new epaulettes. They were worn at a polic­ing event at Oak­wood House in Maid­stone, where LGBT is­sues were dis­cussed, and will be in place dur­ing cer­tain times of this month. They are not a per­ma­nent ad­di­tion to the uni­form.

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