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									                                                                  Useful Contacts                                                                                             Surrey Police

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                                                                  Outline – Charity helping the LGBT
                                                                  community in Surrey - Tel : 01483 727667

                                                                  RASASC - The Rape and Sexual Abuse
                                                                  Support Centre. Main Telephone Helpline
                                                                  for men and women. Staffed by trained
                                                                  female volunteers - Tel: 01483 546 400. Our                                                                Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Newsletter
                                                                  Helpline is open evenings 7.30pm - 9.30pm
                                                                  (Closed on Saturdays and Bank Holidays).

Brighton Pride 2009.                                              Male Telephone Helpline for men.                                                                       Surrey Police Sponsor
 The Story So Far
                                                                  Staffed by trained male volunteers.
                                                                  Tel: 01483 568 000
                                                                                                                                                                         and Attend ‘IDAHO’ Day
 2000 – First worked with the charity Outline.
                                                                                                                                                                         In May this year, Surrey Police attended, and
                                                                  Ian Cole - Health Promotion Development
                                                                                                                                                                         took part in, the Surrey IDAHO (International
 2001 – First LGBT representative on the                          Worker Gay Men. West Surrey Health
                                                                                                                                                                         Day Against Homophobia) event at The
 Independent Advisory Group (IAG).                                Promotion Service.
                                                                                                                                                                         Oatlands Park Hotel in Weybridge. The
                                                                  Tel: 01932 355533, Mobile 07801 629972.
 2002 – LGBT training input included in
                                                                                                                                                                         annual IDAHO event provides a platform for
 probationer police training.                                     Gay Surrey – offering
                                                                                                                                                                         everyone to make a statement to demand
                                                                  help, support and advice locally to those who                                                                                                          Surrey Police team at IDAHO 2009.
 2005 – Diversity directorate set up within Surrey
                                                                                                                                                                         improvements in equality both overseas
 Police.                                                          need it.
                                                                                                                                                                         (77 countries still punish women, men and       During the evening there were speeches
 2005 – Surrey Police have a stand at Brighton                    Terrence Higgins Trust - Community                                                                     children because of their sexuality) and in     from prominent members of the community,
                                                                  Support services for people living with or                                                             the UK. Together with the Police Authority,     and the whole event was organised by Gay
 2005 – First partnership working with the charity                affected by HIV. Tel: 01483 263160.                                                                    Surrey Police had a stand where members         Surrey chair person Gino Meriano who said
 Gay Surrey.
                                                                  The Samaritans – 08457 909090.                                                                         of the public could come along and speak        “IDAHO was an amazing day and showed
 2007 – Surrey police first involvement at IDAHO.                                                                                                                         with staff from the diversity directorate,      the community of Surrey that gay families
                                                                  Broken Rainbow – Advice line for people in
 2007 – First year that a hate crime survey was                   same sex domestic violence www.broken-                                                                 the forces three hate crime co-ordinators       exist. Now planning our fourth event the
 launched with Gay Surrey.                                                                                                                                               and the lesbian and gay liaison officers         support has been fantastic and only proves
                                                         Tel: 0300 999 5428 or
 2007 – First year worked in partnership with                     08452 604460                                                                                           (LAGLO). Representatives from Surrey Fire       a real need for a grassroots approach in
 StopHateNow website.                                                                                                                                                    and Rescue, Elmbridge and Surrey County         helping the community and highlighting
                                                                  Surrey Police Lesbian and Gay Liaison
 2008 – First LAGLO officer officially launched.                                                                                                                           Council also had stands at the event. During    the issues they have to deal with living in
                                                                  Officer Team – Tel 01483 630474 or
                                                                                                                                            Please recycle after use.

                                                                                                                                                                         the daytime families had the opportunity to     Surrey. 2010 is underway and we are looking
 2009 – First internal LAGLO course launched for                  email:
 staff resulting in 13 trained officers.                                                                                                                                  speak with the exhibitors as well as enjoy      for more support from local authorities
                                                                  If you have any suggestions or feedback for                                                                                                            and councils as well as the community
                                                                                                                                                                         a BBQ, bouncy castle and climb over a fire
 Surrey Police non-emergency number:                              the next newsletter then please feel free to
 0845 125 2222. Always dial 999 in an                             contact us by email.                                                                                   engine.                                         themselves”.

If you want to give information anonymously about                                                                                                                       What’s Inside
a crime or criminal activity call crimestoppers                                                                                                                                                                                SAFER
on 0800 555 111.                                                                                                                                                        • LAGLO Training Programme,                       NEIGHBOURHOODS
                                                                                                                                                                        • Reporting Hate Crime On-line.
                       Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this newsletter is correct at the time of publication
                                                                                                  Reporting Hate Crime
                      As Surrey Police Deputy    Also covered are sensitive issues such as
                      Chief Constable and        ‘coming out’, faith and sexual orientation and
                      Diversity Champion,        prejudice. The programme also considers
                      I am delighted to
                      introduce this first
                      edition of ‘Out of the
                                                 more operationally focused subjects
                                                 including Hate Crime, same sex domestic
                                                 abuse and public sex environments (PSEs).
                      Blue’, Surrey Police’s     The 12 new LAGLOs comprising of both             Surrey Police has introduced a
                      inaugural Lesbian,         officers and staff from departments across        new on-line micro-site reporting
Gay, Bisexual & Transgender newsletter. To       the Force, are available to offer consultative   facility to encourage people to
achieve our vision of “Safe and Confident         and/or practical support on a range of
                                                                                                  report Hate Crime.
Neighbourhoods in Surrey”, we recognise          matters including victim/witness liaison,
that we must have the trust, confidence and       police and LGBT relations and partnership        It has been introduced to tackle all strands of
support of all the communities we serve.         initiatives/projects. Champions of equality      Hate Crime including homophobic incidents.
We must also strive for an organisation that     and diversity the LAGLOs will promote and        In the past, some victims have been
reflects those communities. In this, and          encourage good practice throughout the
                                                                                                  unwilling to provide personal details directly
subsequent newsletters, you will not only        organisation.
                                                                                                  to police. This was due to factors such as
find useful advice and information, but also      As part of a tripartite initiative involving
examples of projects, initiatives and activity   Surrey Police, Surrey Fire & Rescue and
                                                                                                  a lack of confidence in the police, a lack of        You are not alone
                                                                                                  confidence in any action taken or concerns           Hate is any incident or crime motivated by an
that support Surrey Police’s determination       South East Coast Ambulance Service,                                                                  individual’s prejudice towards another person
                                                                                                  around the disclosure of sexuality or lifestyle
and commitment to developing a service that      the Pride in Partnership project will also                                                           REPORT IT NOW:

is truly equitable and fair.                     see elements of the training programme           choices.                                            Always call 999 in an emergency

                                                                                                                                                      Call Surrey Police on 0845 125 2222 in a non-emergency

                                                 delivered to selected fire and ambulance          An online report can now be made directly by        Through the Surrey Police website –
Craig Denholm                                    staff. It is anticipated that as well as the     the victim, or alternatively it can be done by      – and then using a short, secure and confidential form

Deputy Chief Constable                           obvious benefits of broadening the reach
                                                                                                                                                      Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where you can report
                                                                                                  a ‘third party’, which means a report can be        anonymously and for free

                                                 of the LAGLO programme, the project              made on behalf of someone else. There is
                                                 will deliver a message of unity supporting       also an option to provide us with information
LAGLO Training                                   Surrey’s aim of a fair and equitable service     about who is committing any Hate Crime and        Since the launch, the micro-site has received
Programme                                        for employees and service users alike.
                                                                                                  this can be done anonymously.                     in excess of 2,000 hits from many countries.

September 2009 saw the delivery of                                                                The site also provides information on             It has resulted in a marked increase in
Surrey’s inaugural LAGLO training course.           Competition Winner                            supporting victims, giving help and guidance      reporting with anonymous statements
In development since March, the 2 day                                                             and providing links and contacts to support       leading to further local investigative and
                                                    Congratulations to Diane Butterfield
course accounts for the initial segment of          from Essex who won the competition            groups with on-line options for reporting a       neighbourhood initiatives thus encouraging
what is planned as an ongoing development           to suggest a title for this newsletter.                                                         other reluctant victims to report and initiate
                                                                                                  crime or providing anonymous intelligence.
programme for Surrey’s LAGLOs.                      The competition was sponsored by                                                                further measures and investigation.
The course has been designed to enhance             Gay Surrey
knowledge and understanding around the
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)
population by exploring various subjects                                                
including history, myths and terminology.                                                         Telephone: 0845 125 2222.

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