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Chief Smith Statement on Capital Pride Parade

Saturday, June 8, 2024

See the following statement from Chief Smith on today’s Capital Pride Parade:

“Having been selected as the department’s first Chief Equity Officer, and now as the Chief of Police, I’m committed to celebrating diverse identities. I will always stand up for diversity, equity and inclusion for our members and our community. I am proud to march in today’s Capital Pride Parade in full uniform to support our LGBTQ+ colleagues and to further our commitment to creating inclusive and supportive environments. MPD will continue to support, and ensure security, at Pride events and different community focused events year-round.”