The Fort Worth Police Department is reaching out to the LGBT community as part of a recruiting campaign to build diversity in the department. Their first video features an openly gay detective who talks about how he got in to law enforcement and his experiences with the department.
Detective Chris Gorrie with Traffic Investigations Unit is honest and funny about his experience as an out gay man in the department: “Hey there, I’m Chris,” Gorrie begins. “I’ve been asked along with several other ‘diverse’ members of our department to tell you our story. You may be asking yourself, ‘What does this 30-year-old white guy have to do with diversity? Well, the short answer is, ‘I’m gay.’ ” **Cutaway to a scene from SpongeBob SquarePants and the M&M’s Meet Santa commercial.**
An 8-year veteran of the department, Gorrie goes on to talk about his time with the department as and openly gay officer, how he got in to law enforcement and encourages others from the community consider joining the department.
Photo: Det. Chris Gorrie (r) with his partner / image courtesy: Fort Worth Police Department / YouTube