NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- NYPD held it's first Pride month safety briefing at Police Headquarters on Thursday.
Police Commissioner James O'Neill announced the launch of the Lavender Alliance, a new enhancement of the Shield program that will be used to communicate directly with private businesses and organizations in the LGBTQ community.
O'Neil highlighted the fact that NYC will be the first city in the U.S. to host World Pride.
The NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau James Waters also spoke assuring the listeners "our missions is simple. To protect NYC and all people that work, live and visit here. All people."