The South East Region incorporates Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Thames Valley, Kent, and Jersey & Guernsey.
The region has a vast mix of both urban and rural landscapes, as well as one of the largest LGBT+ communities in Brighton & Hove.
Hampshire Constabulary LGBT Resource Group
Our Resource Group acts as an Employee Network Group, supporting staff and the organisation a range of issues including force policies, equality and inclusion and staff wellbeing. It leads our team of LAGLOs who are drawn from all ranks and roles across our force.
LAGLOs focus on building confidence within our LGBT+ communities through engagement events and by working with partner agencies across our two counties. Operationally, LAGLOs support victims of domestic abuse and hate crime, providing additional support, risk assessment and where necessary tactical advice to investigating officers.
Pictured is our well known LAGLO vehicle with artwork by Kev Munday depicting famous Hampshire and Isle of Wight landmarks and the colour added by our communities at our 2017 Pride events. It has been displayed at Southampton Showcase Gallery and attended a Southampton FC Rainbow Laces match, but most of the time it’s out and about on operational duty. Tweet us @HantsPoliceLGBT if you see it!
Thames Valley LGBT Police Network
Thames Valley LGBT+ Police Network supports Police Officers and Staff working for Thames Valley Police, including welfare, social events, pride attendance and internal policies.
We also support the LGBT+ communities across the Thames Valley area, including Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. Thames Valley Police have LAGLO+ officers, which our officers and staff that are trained to deal with any LGBT+ incidents and crimes that occur within our police area, offering guidance to the attending officers and also victim support.
We welcome new members and we have a Facebook page, TVPLGBT, this advertises what we are currently involved in and has regular news updates, we are followed from people all over the world.
Sussex Police LGBT Network
Sussex Police LGBT Network is proud to be the ‘visible, tangible presence’ of LGBT people within the organisation. We strive to support both staff members who seek advice or guidance and the organisation itself by being a Critical Friend, ensuring that working policies are inclusive and accountable to the needs of all our colleagues. To this end, we support all initiatives taken by Sussex Police to raise the LGBT profile within the organisation and further this by staging events and publicising our Network.
States of Jersey Police
The States Of Jersey Police is committed to equality and diversity in our Island. The organisation is working hard to develop links with everyone in our community and would encourage participation and contact with the members of our team.
Our LBGTQ work is part of a wide range of other equality and diversity engagement. We are dedicated to reaching out to those people in our community who are discriminated against for any reason and the States of Jersey Police is determined to do everything it can to support and help anyone who finds themselves in such a position and in need of our assistance.