All police officers and staff at Bedfordshire Police are able to provide support, but LAGLOs are available if you want to speak to someone with an extra understanding.
LAGLOs cover the whole county and work across departments including uniform patrol officers, police staff and management, some but not all, of whom are gay or lesbian themselves.
What do LAGLOs do?
The role is varied and LAGLOs work closely with the LGB&T communities in Bedfordshire to build trust and confidence. They encourage people to report homophobic and transphobic hate crimes and support LGB&T witnesses and victims of crime.
You may often see LAGLOs visiting your local gay-friendly venues, helping foster good relations with the community.
LAGLOs are also on hand to advise police colleagues dealing with cases that affect LGB&T communities and can act as a link between the two, helping them to share information. They provide a shared knowledge and understanding of LGB&T issues and offer reassurance.
The role has already proved important in helping police in many cases, both in terms of approaching potential witnesses and victims feeling more comfortable giving details they wouldn’t want to share normally.
How to contact a LAGLO
In an emergency always call 999.
If it's less urgent, call us on 101 and ask to speak with a LAGLO. We will treat what you tell us sensitively and in confidence. They will be able to take the details of any incident and provide support and reassurance.
You can also email our team of LAGLOs