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Essex Police supports LGBT History Month

05 Feb Essex Police supports LGBT History Month

As LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) History Month is celebrated across the UK in February, Essex Police have weighed in to support the historic month.

The aim of the month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of our communities and to remind us how much time has changed.

Matt Forrester-Shaw, member of LGBT policing equality groups, said: “As Essex Police goes into 2017 and I look at my ten years as a member of LGBT policing equality groups, I am pleased with the progress that the police service nationally has made with the inception of the National Police LGBT Network and the support that goes both ways.”

“Essex boasts a highly diverse culture and we are committed to supporting our communities equally. We will not tolerate any incidents of Hate Crime in our communities

All incidents that are defined as hate crime are referred to a specialist team of officers. These specialist Hate Crime Officers (HCOs) have established links with other criminal justice agencies, as well as many public and voluntary sector organisations, that are able to provide you with support and advice.