Waterloo Regional Police Prepare to Celebrate Pride

Posted on Friday May 17, 2019

Waterloo Region, Ontario The Waterloo Regional Police Service would like to extend an invitation to all of its local media partners, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, as well as community members, to attend a flag raising ceremony as WRPS prepares to celebrate PRIDE with our local community in 2019.

Pride Week will take place from May 22 to June 2, locally.

This is the fourth time the police service has flown its Pride flag in front of Police Headquarters at 200 Maple Grove Road in Cambridge. The flag will be raised by Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police, at 10:00 a.m. on May 22.

“We are very proud to support equity, diversity and inclusiveness within our police service and within our community,” said Chief Larkin. “We are honoured to stand together with our LGBTQ2S+ community and kick off Pride Week. Communities are made better when we all work and stand together.”

Joining Chief Larkin at the flag-raising ceremony will be members of the Senior Leadership Team, the Equity, Inclusion and Diversity team and members of the diversity committee.

“Waterloo Region is a diverse community and we want WRPS to reflect that,” said Julie Sudds, Sergeant in the Equity, Inclusion and Diversity team. “We are committed to fostering an environment and culture of inclusion.”

Since 2005, the Waterloo Regional Police Service has had a dedicated team of members who sit on a Diversity Committee to bring awareness, education and inclusion to the forefront. This is just one example of the work being done by the Waterloo Regional Police Service to ensure a more diverse and inclusive organization.

 

Media Inquiries:

André Johnson

Constable #1359

Public Information Officer, Executive Branch

Waterloo Regional Police Service

519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8106

andre.johnson@wrps.on.ca      

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