We are committed to eliminating discrimination and building and maintaining good working relationships with all of the county’s diverse communities and our LGBTQ+ community is a very important part of this.
The constabulary is also determined to ensure that the LGBTQ+ community 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 LGBTQ+ Liaison Officers who are based all over the county and have been specially trained to support people from the LGBTQ+ community.
All police officers are able to support the LGBTQ+ community, but LGBTQ+ Liaison Officers are in place to provide extra understanding.
LGBTQ+ Liaison Officers aim to:
encourage the LGBTQ+ community to report homophobic incidents to police and to give information, advice and support to victims and witnesses of crimes
positively engage with the LGBTQ+ community and develop good working relationships with relevant partners and key community groups dedicated to LGBTQ+ issues
advise and support fellow police officers dealing with homophobic incidents
raise awareness amongst colleagues and promote understanding about the needs of the LGBTQ+ community
How to contact an LGBTQ+ Liaison Officer
LGBTQ+ Liaison Officers can be reached by calling the non-emergency number 101 or by contacting us online. In an emergency or if a crime is on-going, report it immediately via 999. The support of an LGBTQ+ Officer can then be requested if required. We will treat what you tell us sensitively and in confidence.
To contact an LGBTQ+ Officer 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 LGBTQ+ Liaison Officers and police officers involved in activities for the benefit of the LGBTQ+ community on Twitter @HertsPoliceLGBT.