He has been one of the force’s LBGT+ Liaison Officers since 2012 and can be contacted by members of the public who have experienced a homophobic, biphobic or transphobic crime or incident for advice and support.
PC Bentley said: “I decided I wanted to become an LBGT+ Liaison Officer because I have many gay friends who tell me about the issues they face both at home and at work. I wanted to do something to help.
“This unique role concentrates on a specific section of the community and helps to break down perceived barriers between them and the police.
“We are here to help and do all we can to assist and discretion will always be used where necessary.”