Useful Contacts Surrey Police OUT BLUE 1s tI OF THE SS Outline – Charity helping the LGBT community in Surrey - Tel : 01483 727667 U E 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 – www.gaysurrey.org 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, Pride. 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 rainbow.org.uk. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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”. emergency. 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). On-line 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 – www.surreypoliceonline.co.uk/reportcrime/hatecrime 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 www.surreypoliceonline.co.uk/reportcrime/hatecrime including history, myths and terminology. Telephone: 0845 125 2222.