San Francisco police are honoring the LGBTQ community by becoming the first in the nation to unveil a rainbow colored “Pride Patch” along with a matching patrol vehicle to support Pride Month.

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SFPD Unveils Rainbow Patch, Patrol Car for Pride Month

Carrie Hodousek
June 06, 2019 - 1:22 pm
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SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police are honoring the LGBTQ community in a new way.

The department is the first in the nation to unveil a rainbow colored Pride Patch along with a matching patrol vehicle to support Pride Month.

For the month of June, SFPD has decorated one of its patrol cars with rainbow decals along with words on the side that read, “Pride, Equality, and Peace.”

“We want to show that we’re one with the community and that we’re all about inclusion and diversity here,” Lt. Christopher Del Gandio with the Community Engagement Division told KCBS Radio.

He said the car will be out during special LGBTQ events, but not for regular patrol duties.

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“You probably won’t see it pulling you over or anything like that, but it’ll be out and about on the streets, going to special events, a lot of Pride events, definitely during the Pride parade and the festival, what have you,” Del Gandio said.

Sme officers have chosen to wear a rainbow pride patch. SFPD is the first law enforcement agency in the country to unveil the patches.

“I’m here to support the cause and it’s a great cause,” Del Gandio said. “I think it’s a great design.”

Patches are for sale for $10. The money raised will be donated to Larkin Street Youth Services, a local nonprofit helping homeless youth.