Gay Liaison Officers
Hertfordshire Constabulary is committed to eliminating
discrimination and building and maintaining good working
relationships with all of the county’s diverse communities and our
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities are a
very important part of this.
The Constabulary is also determined to ensure that LGBT communities
feels comfortable to approach the force should they ever need to
and build confidence within them that they will be taken seriously
and treated with sensitivity. As part of this, the
Constabulary has 80 Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officers (LAGLOs) which
are based all over the county and have been specially trained to
support people from LGBT communities.
All police officers are able to support the LGBT community, but
LAGLOs are in place to provide extra understanding.
LAGLOs aim to:
- encourage the LGBT community to report homophobic incidents to
police and to give information, advice and support to victims and
witnesses of crimes
- positively engage with LGBT communities and develop good
working relationships with relevant partners and key community
groups dedicated to LGBT issues
- advise and support fellow police officers dealing with
- raise awareness amongst colleagues and promote understanding
about the needs of the LGBT community
How to contact a LAGLO
LAGLOs can be reached by calling the non-emergency number
101. In an
emergency or if a crime is on-going, report it immediately
999. The support of a LAGLO can then be
requested if required. We will treat what you tell us sensitively
and in confidence.
To contact a LAGLO in your local area for non-urgent advice ring
101 and ask to
leave a message for them to contact you.
Follow the activities our LAGLOs and police officers involved in
activities for the benefit of the LGBT community on Twitter
and our Facebook page: Herts Police
Meet Our LAGLOs