Meet Gursoach Kaur Who Becomes the First Female Sikh Officer With a Turbaned Uniform To Join NYPD

As per latest reports, the New York Police Department has gladly welcomed their first female turbaned Sikh Officer, Gursoach Kaur in recent times.

Gursoach Kaur becomes a part of the New York Police Department as an Auxiliary Police Officer (APO).

Kaur proudly puts on her turban, a symbol of recognizing Sikhism out of India. Kaur's initiation will positively serve an encouragement for other females to be a part the force of police force.

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The Sikh Officers Association shared the big news, “Sikh Officers Association is proud to welcome First #Sikh Turbaned Female Auxiliary Police Officer in the NYPD. APO Gursoch Kaur and other Auxiliary Police Officers graduated from the Academy. We are proud of you. Your service will be a motivation for others to join the Law enforcement Family. #sikhsinlawenforcement #femalesikhofficers #proudmoment.”

The alliance also conveyed the similar feeling on their personal FB handle.

"Your service will be a motivation for others to join the Law enforcement Family," it stated.

Mr Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs also made a special tweet regarding Gursoach's success of being the foremost turbaned female police officer.

Mr Hardeep Singh Puri also stated that she will be a big inspiration to many people.

Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted, “Delighted to see a turbaned lady officer in NYPD. Hope this fosters better understanding of Sikhism & Sikhs & corrects perceptions in US so that incident which happened with me in 2010 & recently with @Canada minister @NavdeepSBains do not recur.”

This is an optimistic step by New York Police Department in the direction of generating more wide-ranging personnel.

Even previously during December 2016, Police Commissioner James O'Neill declared the modification in regulations, which permitted Sikh police officials to put on a turban, in place of the customary cap. At the time, there were nearly 160 Sikh police officials in New York Police Department.

James stated, "It's a major change in our uniform policy, so we had to go about it carefully. And now I have the opportunity to make the change, and I thought it was about time that we did that. While the NYPD patrol guide maintains a strict policy regarding head coverings, officers will now be able to wear turbans with a religious exemption signed by top department officials."

The modification in the guiding principle was one method to hearten diversification and recognition of the ethnicity.

by Vijay Singh | Mon, May 21 - 11:45 AM

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