Derbyshire's Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender (LGBT) Network was set up in 2006 as a local branch of the National GPA. It acts as an internal staff support network supporting our staff members who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
The LGBT Network provides the force with:
- 24-hour support for urgent and operational matters
- Welfare support - identifying appropriate welfare or counselling agencies if appropriate
- Support and advice on discipline issues to both management and staff
- Advice to chief officers and senior management on LGBT issues.
The aims locally are the same as that of the National LGBT:
- To work towards equal opportunities for lesbian, gay and bisexual police service employees.
- To offer advice and support to lesbian, gay and bisexual police service employees.
- To work towards better relations between the police service and the LGBT community.
Derbyshire Constabulary has a number of LGBT Liaison Officers who are available to speak to about any issues you have with the police and offer confidential advice and support about any homophobic or transphobic issues within the community.
Contact the LGBT Liaison by e-mail|, but please note, this is not an emergency reporting facility and should not be used to report general crime as the e-mail address is not monitored 24/7.
For general enquiries call 101 or in an emergency dial 999. Alternatively visit our Hate Crime reporting page|.