Introducing a Documentary Project, ‘comingoutcops’

The Ontario Association Chiefs of Police (OACP) is pleased to advise that Serving With Pride (SWP), Toronto Police Service – LGBTQ Internal Support Network (TPS-LGBTQ ISN) and Ottawa Police Service in partnership with DFF Productions will be announcing a new documentary project called ‘comingoutcops’.

The documentary will showcase Ontario LGBTQ2A law enforcement and criminal justice professional who are not only out there in sworn and civilian roles, but also ‘out’ member of the LGBTQ2A community. The goal is for LGBTQ2A police, corrections and criminal justice professionals tell their personal stories including their challenges and triumphs.

A website has been developed, www.comingoutcops.ca, to explain the project and allow eligible professionals to upload their video submissions. From the submissions a production team will choose approximately five compelling stories to feature in the documentary.

‘comingoutcops’ will be premiered exclusively at the SWP 2019 OUT OF THE BLUE Gala and Awards event. After which, the documentary will be submitted to be shown at the 2020 Inside Out LGBT Film Festival.

The production team are excited about this project and it is their hope that the documentary will help to break down barriers and increase understanding.

Should anyone have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the production team at doc@servingwithpride.ca.