Over 360,000 Londoners identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT+) and to keep everyone in London safe we need strong links with all of our communities.
To build strong relations with LGBT+ people who live, work, study, visit and socialise in London we now have dedicated LGBT+ community liaison officers (CLOs) working in all regions of London. Their role is to:
provide a consistent point of contact for LGBT+ people and organisations
improve engagement between police and members of the LGBT+ community
support LGBT+ victims of crime
provide advice and support to investigations
provide crime prevention advice especially to prevent homophobia, transphobia, biphobia and other forms of hate crime and intersectionality
support LGBT+ community events
support incidents impacting LGBT+ communities
raise awareness and understanding of LGBT+ community issues within the Met
Our LGBT+ CLOs are supported by a network of volunteer liaison officers who are police officers or members of police staff who perform the liaison role in addition to other duties. Many are passionate about supporting LGBT+ communities, have strong existing local connections and an understanding of historic community issues in their local area.
Contact an LGBT+ community liaison officer
The easiest way to contact an LGBT+ CLO is to email your local officer. Please select the BCU which covers the relevant borough and contact them using the email address provided:
LGBT+ CLOS are keen to hear from you and can also be reached by calling the non-emergency number (101) or on Twitter @MetCC.
LGBT+ CLOs do not work 24 hours a day, seven days per week but will reply to you as soon as possible.
If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 999.
London LGBT+ Independent Advisory Group
The Met regularly consults the London LGBT+ Independent Advisory Group (IAG) which comprises independent members of the public providing advice and guidance on a range of policing issues and incidents.
The LGBT+ IAG was formed in 2000 following the tragic bombing of the Admiral Duncan Pub and has for many years established itself as a reliable independent voice of the LGBT+ community in London. Members come from diverse backgrounds and form a broad spectrum of lived experience.