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Police introduce liaison officers for gay community

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:45 am
by Gino
Surrey Police has revealed it will introduce a LAGLO (lesbian and gay liason officer) officer in the coming months to help combat hate crime against the gay community.

What do you think ?

Re: Police introduce liaison officers for gay community

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:35 pm
by nicky
is this real? is it a man or woman or both

Re: Police introduce liaison officers for gay community

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:08 am
by dave
if this is true would they help us, i got hit cause i was gay and went to report it and was scared to. bad enough being gay here and tryaing to speak to the police about it

theres no support other than gay surrey, i told them and they have been great to me

thanks guys

Re: Police introduce liaison officers for gay community

PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:47 am
by Gino
Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officer launched in West Surrey

A pilot project involving the appointment of a Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officer (LAGLO) has been launched this week in West Surrey.

The LAGLO’s main role will be to work with the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and offer a point of contact if they have any specific concerns or issues. The LAGLO will also develop links with local borough based LGBT groups and venues, as well as acting as an advisor in the case of any hate crimes committed in Waverley and Guildford. The officer will liaise with victims and witnesses as well as dealing with referrals to appropriate agencies. The LAGLO will also provide a point of contact between the police and partner agencies.

Mick Day from Surrey Police’s Diversity Directorate explained: “The officer will be developing initiatives to encourage the reporting of LGBT crime and incidents to facilitate effective two-way communication between LGBT people and Surrey Police. We have always treated any form of hate crime as a serious offence and we are keen to increase the reporting of hate crime incidents and take action wherever possible. The launch of this new role also demonstrates our commitment to working with the LGBT community.”

Gino Meriano, Chair of Gay Surrey says “A lot of planning has gone into the appointment and to finally see this fantastic step forward within Surrey Police shows true commitment in their ongoing work with the LGB and T community. We look forward to seeing more LAGLO officers around the whole of Surrey, We must show the police support for taking this next step and continue to grow confidence in their work and in reporting hate crime”.

Mick Day added: “Although we currently only have a LAGLO for West Surrey, we will be looking to recruit LAGLOs on the other divisions in the near future.”

To get in touch with the West Surrey LAGLO, email the dedicated mailbox at !WSLAGLO@surrey.pnn.police.uk or call the dedicated telephone number on 01483 630474.

Re: Police introduce liaison officers for gay community

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:16 am
by mark
great news

its gd to see they are doing this, im well happy and makes it better knowing the police have people that care about us

Mx

Re: Police introduce liaison officers for gay community

PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:34 pm
by who cares
are there there are more laglo officers coming, i heard this from gay surrey

is that true ?

Re: Police introduce liaison officers for gay community

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:56 pm
by Gino
Yes more to come

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