In honor and recognition of Pride Month, the Kearny Police Department has appointed Patrol Officer Nicole Cain (she/her) as their first LGBTQ+ liaison.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Cain is a five-year veteran who was born and raised in Kearny. She currently resides in Morris County with her wife, Mary, and their dog, Gryffin.
Her appointment as the LGBTQ+ Liaison is part of a statewide initiative to provide support to both law enforcement and the community who may be struggling with LGBTQ+ matters, the department said in a statement.
The program is designed to build a stronger relationship and promote trust through training and community outreach between the LGBTQ+ community and police officers.
The liaison also serves as an internal resource for fellow officers to have open and honest discussions regarding calls for service involving LGBTQ+ persons, updates on state and federal protection policies, and available local resources.
Cain is available to speak with anyone in need of non-emergent police services, or just a listening ear, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.