Victoria Police has appointed a number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer liaison officers (GLLOs) across the state. The GLLO Mission Statement is to contribute to the creation of mutual trust between police, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender and intersex persons so they have increasing confidence in police through the provision of fair and equitable policing service.
Victoria Police currently has one full time GLLO, and more than 230 portfolio GLLOs across the state. Portfolio GLLOs have GLLO duties additional to their operational role. The full time GLLO appears fortnightly on Joy94.9, sharing information and updates about the work of Victoria Police with LGBTI communities.
The GLLOs provide a contact point for LGBTIQ community members and provide advice, assistance and recommendations to Victoria Police on the policing needs of LGBTIQ people.
GLLOs demonstrate support for the community through attendance at a range of events. GLLOs are available to attend and present to social and support groups on the role of GLLOs and how police and the LGBTIQ community can work together.
LGBTIQ Portfolio Manager
Situated within the Priority Communities Division, the LGBTIQ Portfolio Manager works across Victoria Police as a subject matter expert, providing strategic advice and assistance on all matters relating to LGBTIQ communities both internal and external to the organisation. The LGBTIQ Portfolio Manager also works with LGBTIQ community organisations, through the LGBTIQ Portfolio Reference Group (PRG), to understand the issues facing community members in working with and reporting to police.
The LGBTIQ PRG meets quarterly, bringing a stakeholder and community perspective to the review and development of policies, processes, and initiatives to enhance and improve interactions and engagement between Victoria Police and Victorian LGBTIQ communities.
The LGBTIQ Portfolio Manager also:
- assists in the coordination of GLLOs, including providing support and training opportunities
- works across the organisation to support improvements to police responses to prejudice motivated crimes and incidents
- works with internal and external trainers to ensure training materials include appropriate reference to issues affecting LGBTIQ community members both internal and external to the organisation.
- GLLO contacts are not a 24 hour service, if you require police attendance please dial Triple Zero '000'
There are LGBTIQ liaison officers located at various police stations throughout Victoria; however, any police member is able to take a report of crime. You can contact any police station to do this. If the matter is urgent you should call Triple Zero '000'.
Victoria Police GLLOs can assist by providing discrete, non-judgmental advice and assistance in the reporting of crimes.
By calling a GLLO, victims can discuss the incident then work out the most suitable process for the matter to be reported. The GLLO can also provide expert advice and assistance to police investigators.
Policing for same sex attracted and sex and gender diverse (SSASGD) young Victorians report
In 2016, Victoria Police commissioned GLHV, part of La Trobe University, to better understand same-sex attracted, sex and gender diverse (SSASGD) young people and their engagement and attitudes towards police.
To find your nearest GLLO contact details, please click on the list below.
Reviewed 28 January 2020