GLLOs – LGBTIQ Liaison Officers and Region Sponsors, Sexuality, Gender Diversity & Intersex

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 Engagement and Hate Crime 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.