Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Liaison Officers (GLLOs)
Release date: Tue 8 February 2011
Last updated: Mon 17 December 2018
Overview of LGBTI Liaison Officers
Victoria Police has appointed a number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex 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 GLLO's provide a contact point for LGBTI community members and provide advice, assistance and recommendations to Victoria Police on the policing needs of LGBTI 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 LGBTI community can work together.
LGBTI Portfolio Manager
Situated within the Priority Communities Division, the LGBTI Portfolio Manager works across Victoria Police as a subject matter expert, providing strategic advice and assistance on all matters relating to LGBTI communities both internal and external to the organisation. The LGBTI Portfolio Manager also works with LGBTI community organisations, through the LGBTI Portfolio Reference Group (PRG), to understand the issues facing community members in working with and reporting to police.
The LGBTI 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 LGBTI communities.
The LGBTI Portfolio Manager also:
There are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex 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 judgemental advice and assistance in the reporting of crimes.
To find your nearest GLLO's contact details, please click on the list below.
For enquiries during business hours on the GLLO program, please contact (03) 9247 6944. Please note this is for general enquiries and is not a 24 hour line. In an emergency, dial Triple Zero (000) immediately. If you are a victim of crime, please contact your local police station.
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