Boston Police to Take Up New Transgender Procedures

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    The new procedures affects things like preferred name and choice of gender for searching officer (Published Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014)

    (NECN) -   The Boston Police Department is issuing new guidelines when it comes to how officers interact with transgender individuals.

    The order requires all officers to use the name a transgender individual prefers.

    It also lists changes to how individuals are treated during field stops, frisking, prisoner transportation, booking, and holding.

    Transgender individuals will also now have a choice between male and female officers when it comes to conducting searches.