Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Liaison Officers from the Brisbane Region have today launched a new service allowing members of the community the ability to contact them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is committed to ensuring policing services are accessible to all members of the community.
Police work closely with LGBTI communities to develop partnerships, awareness and understanding of impacting issues.
The LGBTI Liaison Officer 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 transfer you through to the on-call officer.
LGBTI Liaison Officers can assist members of the community by:
- Providing details of LGBTI specific support services in the Brisbane Region;
- Building and maintaining relationships with local agencies associated with LGBTI communities;
- Providing advice and support when requested by individual members of LGBTI communities;
- Supporting investigations and other police incidents that impact upon or involve a member of LGBTI communities;
- Improving awareness of LGBTI community needs to QPS members within the district; and
- Assisting station community crime reduction officers to develop strategies for effective responses to emerging trends and issues occurring within LGBTI communities.
To identify a liaison officer in your local area click here for a list of liaison officers and LGBTI Liaison Program contact options.