GLLOs  – LGBTIQ Liaison Officers

GLLOs (originally called Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers) are contact officers for the broader sexuality, gender diverse and intersex communities. Their training includes specific information on the history of the relationship between police and LGBTIQ communities, challenges and sensitivities experienced by some community members to engage with police, and effective responses to people who become victims of crime. They also assist other police to respond to homophobic and transphobic incidents and work with the Bias Crimes Unit and other specialist areas. Another aspect of their role is to champion LGBTIQ inclusion at work and provide support to LGBTIQ staff.

To contact a GLLO, call your local police and ask to speak with a GLLO – LGBTIQ Liaison Officer. Many police stations have a GLLO but these officers may not be available immediately. Please do not wait to report a crime – report it immediately to your local police. You can request follow-up support from a GLLO. If the local police station does not have a GLLO, contact the Region Sponsor, Sexuality, Gender Diversity & Intersex who can locate a GLLO nearby for you:

Currently (May 2018) the Region Sponsors are:

  • Western NSW: Supt Greg Moore at Central North Police District (Bourke) 02 6870 0899
  • Southern NSW: Supt Christopher Schilt at The Hume Police District (Goulburn), 02 4823 0399,
  • Northern NSW: Supt Anthony Joice  at Brisbane Water Police District (Gosford), 02 4323 5499,
  • South West Metropolitan: Supt Adam Whyte at  Liverpool City Police Area Command, 02 9765 9499,
  • Central Metropolitan: Det Supt Julie Donohue at Inner West Police Area Command, 02 9550 8130
  • North West Metropolitan: Supt Jennifer Scholz at Kuring Gai Police Area Command, 02 9476 9799,