Statement from Police Commissioner Karen Webb APM in relation to Mardi Gras

The Mardi Gras Board has reached an agreement with us that will allow NSW Police to march in this year’s parade.

Police have agreed not in march in uniform, in consideration of current sensitivities.

I am delighted that our LGBTQIA+ officers, as well as our other police who are allies and supporters, will be allowed to march this year as they have done for the past 20 years.

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is an important event on the NSW Police calendar and as Commissioner, I am committed to continuing to strengthen the relationship between my organisation and the LGBTQIA+ community.

I thank the Mardi Gras Board for the cordial discussions over the past few days.

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