It’s natural to have questions when thinking about becoming a police officer. The LGBT+ Police Network is here to ensure that your sexual orientation and gender identity will always be respected within your role. Take a look through our FAQs below.
The National LGBT+ Police Network represents the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans staff associations across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, both within the police service and in partner agencies such as the National Crime Agency, Civil Nuclear Constabulary and Ministry of Defence. Our aim is to support the officers and staff throughout their careers by creating working environments where they can thrive and feel able to be their true selves at work.
Support we provide
The Network takes a lead on all issues relevant to the LGBT+ community within the police service, promoting inclusiveness and equal opportunities for all. The support we offer both serving officers and potential recruits includes:
- Helping to establish local and regional LGBT+ support networks for all our officers and staff
- National representation for local and regional networks on shared issues
- Initiatives and guidance to make sure police forces are both representative and inclusive of the LGBT+ community
If you’re thinking of joining the police, we can put you in contact with your preferred force’s local LGBT+ support network.