The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is requiring all new hires to show proof of vaccination prior to being hired with limited exceptions — news that comes as several governors take action, banning the use of vaccine passports in their respective states.
The application page for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department contains a disclaimer reading in bold, “LVMPD is requiring all new hire employees to be vaccinated and to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 prior to being hired.”
Notably, at the bottom of the application, the department identifies itself as an “equal opportunity employer.”
“All appointments to the competitive service shall be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, military service or political affiliation, and shall be based on merit and fitness only,” the statement reads.
Breitbart News reached out to the department, asking whether there will be any exemptions to this rule. The department confirmed there are, in fact, limited exemptions for religious accommodations, as well as for health and allergy-related issues.
Religious exemptions would be directed to the Employment Diversity Office for vetting, and the exemptions for health/allergy-related issues would be directed to the Health and Safety Section for vetting, the department confirmed.