A message from the Police Commissioner
The Queensland Police liaison to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) communities is a strategy designed to ensure that policing services are accessible to all members of the community.
The Queensland Police Service (QPS) initiated the project in 1997 at a metropolitan level. We must build on the good work that has been done in the past by being committed to continuous improvement and ensuring that a consistent approach was undertaken statewide.
I believe the main priority for the QPS is public safety. This priority extends to the safety and security of everyone in the community. Initiatives such as this are a considerable step towards achieving this priority.
I have no doubt challenges will accompany this strategy. However, I believe that whatever they may be, we have the organisational capacity to successfully deal with them all. I hold this view because of the faith and confidence I have in the quality of the people who make up the Service. The QPS now has a network of LGBTI Liaison Officers.
I encourage all communities to utilise this resource if assistance is required.
R ATKINSON APM