He has been a MOSAVO Officer since 2016. Adrian first joined the constabulary in 2004 and has worked in various roles. He has been one of the force’s LBGT+ Liaison Officers since around 2010 and he and can be contacted by members of the public who have experienced a homophobic, biphobic or transphobic crime or incident for advice and support.
He said: “I decided to become a LBGT+ Liaison Officer after working in the force’s hate crime unit as I recognised how this area of the community might feel anxious about talking to police if they experienced a homophobic, biphobic or transphobic crime or incident.
“The role of LBGT+ Liaison Officers is such an important one as we have been specially trained to support victims of crime from the LGBT community and understand the issues facing them; so they feel they can trust us and will be taken seriously.
“In addition to this, LBGT+ Liaison Officers also have awareness of external support agencies that people may feel more comfortable using. We also support and offer advice to fellow officers who are investigating a crime or incident affecting a member of the LGBT+ community.
“All members of the county’s diverse community will always be taken seriously and treated with respect by every officer. However, if you are from the LGBT+ community and find yourself a victim of crime or know someone has been affected, please do not hesitate to contact us and ask to speak to one of your local LBGT+ Liaison Officers. I can assure you that you have nothing to be concerned about and we are here for you.”