Palm Springs, CA
The Palm Springs Police Department, under the leadership of Chief of Police Andy Mills, expressed its sincere appreciation to the vibrant community for contributing to yet another secure and prosperous Pride Weekend, in 2023.
Despite a remarkable attendance (130,000 Thursday-Sunday and 85,000 parade spectators), they are pleased to report only one misdemeanor arrest, a testament to the cooperative efforts put forth by the entire community.
As an agency, the Palm Springs Police Department remains unwavering in its commitment to serving and safeguarding our diverse community, encompassing residents, employees, and visitors alike. They understand the significance of maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for all.
They extend their sincere gratitude to every individual who contributed to the resounding success of the 37th Palm Springs Pride Weekend. They would like to express their appreciation to Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin, for the invaluable provision of personnel support, ensuring optimal staffing levels. This support was made possible through the cooperation of neighboring law enforcement agencies, including the California Highway Patrol. Additionally, the Desert Regional SWAT team played a crucial role, comprised of members from the Palm Springs Police Department, Cathedral City Police Department, and Indio Police Department.
With great anticipation, they look forward to next year, aspiring to build upon this year’s achievements and strengthen the bond between the community and its dedicated police force.