National LGBT+ Police Network

National LGBT+ Police Network logo.
National LGBT+ Police Network logo.

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.

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Questions you might have

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.

What happens if I experience homophobic/transphobic/biphobic behaviour or other prejudices at work?

The police service is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of all its officers and does not accept any form of discrimination. There are robust disciplinary processes and support mechanisms in place to ensure all officers are protected, including wellbeing support and independent investigation of complaints.

Will declaring that I’m from the LGBT+ community impact my application in any way?

Absolutely not. The police service actively welcomes people from all backgrounds, cultures and communities because it’s vital we represent the people we serve.

I’m not sure my personality fits with being a police officer. Will I fit in?

The police service is made up of all sorts of different personalities, that’s what makes it so special. And we need that to be able to connect with the different communities we work with. There’s a role for everyone who’s passionate about making a difference.

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Keep in touch

To find out more and keep up to date with our latest news and events, you can visit our website.

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