Supporting the LGBT Community

Members of the LGBT community have access to all services that Cheshire Police provide. However, we are aware that there may be certain issues or complaints that arise that need tailored support from us as a service.

Homophobia, biphobia and transphobia are issues that Cheshire Police takes very seriously. Cheshire Police train officers in how to combat and deal with crimes against members of the LGBT community and combating homophobia and transphobia is the main focus for the LGBT liaison officers within the Force.

The officers’ role includes helping to develop a better understanding of LGBT communities and encouraging people within those communities to interact with the police. They also encourage the LGBT community to report incidents against them and provide help and assistance to victims.

The Force wants people to have a clear understanding that they can report hate crime and incidents directly to Cheshire Police, knowing that they will be treated fairly and with respect and that there are staff trained to deal with LGBT issues.

Stonewall

Stonewall is a charity in the United Kingdom working for equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and trans-individuals. Cheshire Constabulary are ranked 91st in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2015. The rankings showcase the achievements of employers submitting to the Workplace Equality Index.