MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The St. Paul Police Department will be hosting a community meeting to discuss its first-ever draft of policy concerning interactions with transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.

The police department is hosting a community meeting Tuesday evening to unveil the draft policy and receive feedback from the community.

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The policy, titled “Interactions with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals in the Community,” claims to emphasize the importance of treating everyone with respect and dignity.

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Among the features of the policy is the requirement for personnel to use preferred pronounced and adopted names. Officers are not allowed to remove appearance-related items such as wigs or cosmetic items. Also, barring specific circumstances, individuals are allowed to request a preference of officer gender for searches.

The community meeting is Tuesday at the Richard Rowan Training Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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Click here for a link to the draft policy.