These officers come from different stations, units and commands from around the state. They are mothers, fathers, partners, daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, colleagues and friends. They are police officers. They are LGBTI. They are proud.
Together they are part of the statewide QPS LGBTI Liaison Program, providing a professional, non-discriminatory, accessible policing service to members of the LGBTI communities.
Each of them have had their struggles. Each of them are now happy, something they once only ever dreamed about.
Today is Wear It Purple Day. Today is about making sure rainbow people feel safe. Today is about instilling pride within them.
These officers each have messages of advice and encouragement for the LGBTI community.
Listen to their stories and reach out if you need help.
It gets better.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Communities
The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is committed to ensuring policing services are accessible to all members of the community. Police work closely with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) communities to develop partnerships, awareness and understanding of impacting issues. The QPS LGBTI Liaison Program provides a professional, non-discriminatory, accessible policing service to members of the LGBTI communities. This is achieved by:
- developing an awareness and understanding of LGBTI communities;
- developing partnerships with LGBTI communities;
- ensuring equality, accountability and professionalism in our contact with LGBTI communities; and
- improving service delivery to LGBTI communities.
As part of the LGBTI Liaison Program, a number of police personnel are dedicated LGBTI liaison officers. These officers are located throughout the State and undertake the role in addition to their regular duties. Liaison officers can provide support and assistance to LGBTI community members when dealing with police matters.
It is important to note that all police related issues or complaints from LGBTI community members can be reported to any police officer or via PoliceLink. If however you wish to speak to an LGBTI liaison officer please advise the officer taking your complaint or contact PoliceLink on 131 444 who will identify a liaison officer in your local area. Please use the ‘Contact Us’ link for further LGBTI Liaison Program contact options.
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