Surrey Police promotes diversity by recognising, valuing and respecting the different contributions and needs of our communities and staff.
Surrey Police will:
One of the most important resources Surrey Police has is the Independent Advisory Group (IAG). The IAG helps Surrey to appreciate the particular experiences and needs of individual communities. The IAG for Surrey was formed in May 2001 as a direct result of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry conducted by Lord McPherson. The report criticised certain aspects of policing in relation to investigating ‘major or critical incidents’ particularly where these might have an impact on public confidence.
The Equality Act 2010 requires public bodies like Surrey Police to publish equality information about the 9 protected characteristics by 31 January 2012, and on an annual basis thereafter. This information will help us understand the effect of our policies and practices on different groups and fulfil our policing pledge to our communities; by treating you fairly with dignity and respect and ensuring you have fair access to our services. . In addition to this we are publishing our operational digest, which includes data on hate crime and stop and search. There are information gaps, in particular around take-up of training opportunities. We are working towards identifying and resolving these through our Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Strategy for 2012-2015. For queries/ comments on any aspects of the information provided in the digests please email email@example.com.
Surrey Police has a team of LAGLO officers covering the Surrey policing area. There are currently a total of 18 officers who have specialist knowledge and training surrounding the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) community and their issues. LAGLOs work closely with the LGBT community and can provide advice, support and assistance to victims and witnesses affected by homophobic incidents and crimes. If you would like LAGLO assistance with your incident or query, let us know when you contact us.
How to Contact a LAGLO
Call 01483 630474 to leave a message and someone will make contact as the phone is not monitored 24 hours a day. Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will deal with your enquiry at the earliest opportunity. You can now also follow us on Twitter @SurreyBeatLGBT and visit our Facebook page - Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officers (Surrey Police).
To ensure compliance with the Equality Act 2010, public bodies are required to prepare and publish equality objectives by 5 April, 2012 and at least every four years thereafter. Surrey Police is pleased to publish its Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Strategy, which includes our equality objectives for the next three years. If you would like to provide comments/ feedback on our strategy please email email@example.com.
Date created: 10 Jan 2008
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