Even before the Equality Act 2010 brought in a general equality duty for all public authorities, equality and inclusion was very important to us.
We have a number of initiatives in place, including Police Link Officers for the Deaf (PLOD), Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officers (LAGLOs) who support our LGBT communities, a Hate Crime Resource Group, scrutiny from a strategic independent advisory group and more. We extend our commitments to our staff and officers, as well as the public.
Our Equality Statement can be found by clicking here.
Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officers (LAGLOs)
We have police officers and staff who have received additional training and are dedicated to supporting our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. They work to:
build trust and confidence
encourage the reporting of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crimes
support LGB&T witnesses and victims of crime
To contact a LAGLO for non-urgent advice, call 101 and ask to leave a message. You can also make an enquiry online. Your message will be passed on to an officer who can help when they are next on duty.
You can find out more about hate crime in our advice and information section. We also have a free app for iOS and Android which you can download.