Copyright © 2008 -2017 TCOPS - Transgender Community of Police & Sheriffs. All Rights Reserved.
Members of TCOPS, Transgender Community of Police Sheriffs, span the United States, Canada, Australia and the United
Kingdom. We are patrol officers, deputies, federal officers, detectives, correctional officers, parole agents, probation officers,
constables, rangers, parks police, police officers, deputy sheriffs, state special agents, federal special agents, special police
officers, reserve officers, district attorney investigators, forensic scientists, crime scene technicians, military law enforcement
personnel, corrections officers & CID officers, community service officers, college, campus, and school police officers, latent
fingerprint examiners, and other support staff, and retired officers.
If you work for a law enforcement officer or are a civilian support staff person at a credentialed law enforcement agency, this
can be a place of support for you. Welcome to our home on the Internet.
The purpose of TCOPS is to provide information, education, support, and networking opportunities to members of the police
community dealing with Transsexualism behind the badge.TCOPS was born out of the efforts of Dr. Tom Whetstone's study
on transsexual cops in the workplace. His work brought together deputies and police officers from throughout the country to
discuss their personal and professional experiences with gender and law enforcement. Dr. Whetstone continues to provide
support and insight to TCOPS and is involved in conducting further research relating to transgender law enforcement officers
and their lives and experiences.
TCOPS also offers support and associated resources to police administrators through our Board of Directors and Advisors,
which include law enforcement agency administrators and department heads, psychological professionals, academics
having focus on conflict and resolution, and law enforcement personnel that have successfully transitioned genders on the job
and who have worked with those planning gender transition within a police environment.